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August 13, 2022

European Parliament’s S&D Group leader in Bucharest: EU governments must take steps to help the vulnerable population cope with the recent price rises

Leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) parliamentary group, Iratxe Garcia Perez, currently on a two-day visit to Bucharest, said that the EU governments must take steps to help the vulnerable population cope with the recent price rises and implement plans like the one about to be unveiled by the Bucharest Executive.

“In the face of rising energy prices across the entire EU, which render energy virtually inaccessible to poor and vulnerable families, we all understand that this cannot be the time for austerity. We need to make tax rules more flexible and we must invest in order to help those in need. In order to fight energy poverty, the governments need to implement plans such as the one the Romanian government is about to present and Europe needs to understand – as we, the S&D family are perfectly aware – that this is the precise time to stand by those who need this the most,” Perez told a joint press conference in Bucharest with Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Marcel Ciolacu.

She added that governments need to invest in order to help everyone cope with the current “serious situation” caused by soaring energy and raw material prices.

The leaders of the ruling coalition are expected to  unveil on Monday the economic and social package that will be implemented in order to stave off the recent wave of price rises.


S&D Group leader analyzing request for renegotiating pension percentage from PNRR


The leader of the European Parliament’s S&D Group, Iratxe Garcia Perez, declared on Monday that she received a request on Monday for the renegotiation of the pension percentage for Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), which she will analyze in order to see “if there is a possibility to adapt the current plan”.

Asked at the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) if PNRR should be renegotiated, optimized by Romania, in the sense of increasing the percentage of 9.4% of the GDP in which our country should be fit into for the payment of pensions in the following years, the MEP said that she received such a request.

“This request was sent to us by other Ministers as well, during the meeting we had before. In lack of details towards this request, we have made a commitment to analyze the situation and we will certainly pass it on to the European Commission and at the level of the commissioner for economy, Mister Gentiloni, so that we can see if there is a possibility of adapting the current plan and covering this need. We offer you our commitment of analyzing the details of this request, debating it and working alongside the European Commission in order to identify existing possibilities,” the S&D chairman specified, during a joint press conference with the PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu.


Compiled from Agerpres

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