Ministry of Labour
The project of putting public employees on furlough was difficult to enforce, especially in certain areas where the fight against COVID-19 would have been affected, and this project "has fallen completely", Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told private broadcaster B1 TV on Thursday evening.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday asked Labour Minister Violeta Alexandru to come up with a formula whereby the dignitaries can be included in the emergency ordinance regarding short-time working in the public sector.
The shutdown of many US companies caused by the pandemic from the coronavirus has caused a huge wave of unemployment, rising to 3.3 million last week, the largest ever recorded. This was reported by the Ministry of Labour, cited by AFP.
The increase is up from 281,000 unemployment applications in the previous week and breaks the previous record of 695,000 set in October 1982.
The Romanian government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed an action plan for a 2018-2022 country programme, through Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Labour and Social Justice Marius Budai, and UNICEF representative in Romania Pieter Bult. "Both the country program and the action plan we have signed today include three action guidelines.
The new members of the government were sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, in a ceremony held in the presence of President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Twelve of the new ministers took a civil oath of office, while seven participated in a short religious swearing-in ceremony led by an Orthodox cleric.
National leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea announced on Monday that no action had been taken or would be taken at the level of the party leadership to lead to the nationalisation or dismantling of pension pillar II.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has ordered the establishment of an e-Government steering committee under a decision published on Monday in the Official Journal.