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PSD’s Ciolacu: Justice Ministry’s proposal for a fugitives law, correct approach for a European state. Romania will have progressive tax, as worldwide, yet not this year

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, chairman of the co-ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu, said on Wednesday that the proposal of the Ministry of Justice regarding a law on “fugitives” represents “a correct approach”, noting that Romania is a European state and it is not possible that when a sentence must be applied, the convicted person to not be found.

“We see what we’re facing and I think the approach is right. One can’t have a whole system of trying to condemn someone and when one has to carry out the sentence one doesn’t find them at home. We are after all a European state with pretensions,” Ciolacu said at the Parliament, when asked on this topic.

The Ministry of Justice has put into public debate a draft amendment to the Criminal Code – “a law on fugitives” – which proposes that the definitively convicted persons who do not surrender within 7 days of the sentencing should receive in addition a punishment for escape, up to 3 years, Agerpres informs.


Romania will have progressive tax, as worldwide, yet not this year


The president of the Chamber of Deputies, PSD (co-ruling Social Democratic Party) leader Marcel Ciolacu, said on Wednesday that, from his point of view, Romania will reach progressive taxation, as it is all over the world, but not this year.

He said that President Klaus Iohannis’ message on this subject was very correct, being the same message as that of the social democrats and that is that this year no tax changes.

Asked if the idea of the progressive tax remains standing, Ciolacu replied: “Definitely. From my point of view, Romania cannot be different than the other developed countries in the world.”

Also, asked if next year progressive taxation could be introduced, Marcel Ciolacu said: “I don’t think so. I think this year we have to see the capacity of ANAF (tax authority) and the customs service, a reorganization and a readjustment to collect, to collect much better”.

“You know very well that we have the biggest evasion in the EU. I think this is the first step to take and to do something predictable, to talk to those interested, to the public and to find the best solutions. From my point of view, Romania is reaching progressive taxation as it is all over the world. I don’t know when, this year, definitely not,” the PSD leader stressed, according to Agerpres.

He also said that he does not believe that this year the Tax Code can be amended so that the progressive taxation will enter next year, reiterating that, first of all, ANAF and the customs must start collecting much better.

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