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Government increases cost standards for social services aimed at protecting and promoting children’s rights

The executive decided, on Wednesday, to increase the cost standards for social services aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of children, adults with disabilities and the elderly, as well as those for social services aimed at preventing and combating domestic violence.

Government Decision 426/2020 was amended to this end.

According to a Government release, in the case of children in placement in residential services, the updated monthly amount for their needs increases by 128 RON for each child, and for children in day social services, the increase is 42 RON per month.

“Currently, there are approximately 10,000 children in residential services and almost 14,000 more are beneficiaries of day services. The increase of these amounts is necessary considering that the last update took place two years ago,” shows the release.

 

The Executive approves establishing state aid scheme for large energy consumers

 

In its Wednesday meeting, the government approved an emergency ordinance regarding the establishment of a state aid scheme for large energy consumers.

According to a statement sent by the Government, the ordinance aims to establish, for the period 2022-2030, a state aid scheme for companies in sectors considered to be exposed to a real risk of carbon dioxide emissions relocation due to the significant indirect costs that effectively bear them as a result of transferring the costs of greenhouse gas emissions into the price of electricity.

“The Emergency Ordinance was adopted following the decision of the European Commission regarding the authorization of the new state aid scheme granted to enterprises in energy-intensive sectors in the amount of 1.5 billion euros, through which partial compensation will be granted to large energy-consuming enterprises faced with an increase in electricity prices resulting from the indirect costs of emissions within the EU system for trading emission certificates (ETS),” informs the Government.

These measures will benefit companies that cumulatively meet, on the date of registration of the financing request, the following eligibility criteria: develop active industrial operations in one of the eligible sectors and subsectors provided for in the OUG annex; incurred costs with indirect emissions in the period 2021-2030; does not record outstanding debts to the general consolidated budget of the state or to the local budgets.

 

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