Save Romania Union

USR's Nasui: State should scrap minimum wage tax

Chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Bucharest branch Claudiu Nasui welcomes the government's plans to cover between 35 and 41.5 percent of the gross wage for every employee who returns to work, but considers that the measure should be broadened in the form of a tax exemption for the minimum wage. "The Orban Government has a good idea and must be supported to implement it.

Parliament passes decree extending state of emergency; obligations on gov't included

Parliament on Thursday passed a decision approving the extension of the emergency state for a further 30 days that also includes obligations on the government, with one of them being the gov't preparing weekly follow-up reports on its measures. The decree passed in an online vote 404 to 29 and 5 abstentions.

PLUS: Romania, designated by EC to buy, stock and distribute medical equipment for EU

Romania has been designated by the European Commission to buy, stock and distribute medical equipment for all the European Union countries affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Save Romania Union (USR) - the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party (PLUS) Alliance announced on Tuesday.

Reactions to PM-designate's resignation

Florin Citu has resigned as PM-designate, the Presidential Administration announced on Thursday. National Liberal Party (PNL) MPs leader Florin Roman said on Thursday that the gesture of the PM-designate, Florin Citu, of filing his resignation is one "of great responsibility," pointing out that the latter had consulted the colleagues in the party before taking this step.

Pro Romania's Ponta shuts out cooperation with PSD: Trouble with them is coterie of marauders

Pro Romania Chairman Victor Ponta told a press conference in Buzau on Wednesday that "the trouble with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) isn't its Chairman, but the coterie of marauders in Dragnea, Dancila, or now Ciolacu's tow and the fact that they no longer see the people because of the plunderers who leech off." "We, the Pro Romania party, don't enter agreements with those who have sold off

Bucharest mayor hopeful Nicusor Dan thanks PNL leader, pledges support to business environment

Independent deputy Nicusor Dan, who is backed for Bucharest mayor by the Save Romania Union (USR), thanked Liberal leader Ludovic Orban for supporting his bid and announced that if he wins a term as mayor, he will support the business environment. "I thank Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban for supporting my candidacy for the City Hall.

USR leader Barna: President has valid solutions, but he prefers to have unicoloured PNL Cabinet

President Klaus Iohannis prefers to see the current Cabinet rule for a long time as an interim body, said the leader of Save Romania Union (USR), Dan Barna. "After the two-round elections, the early polls project also fails. And I say this after I have listened to the head of the state, who seems to be pleased with seeing the current Cabinet rule for a long time as an interim body.

Repatriating Romania's gold reserve would cost 10-20 times more than storing it (BNR)

Repatriating Romania's gold reserve would cost 10-20 times more than the commission paid to the Bank of England for storing it there, said, on Tuesday, the Governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu, in a press conference. "We will respect the law, the vote of the Parliament.

PM Orban to meet parliamentary party leaders to discuss early elections

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban meets on Tuesday at the Government House leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss calling early elections. According to the Government's Press Office, Orban said Monday that the Liberals will take all necessary steps to reach early elections.

Consultations for new PM designation at Cotroceni presidential Palace (round-up)

After consultations on Thursday with President Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, national leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), freshly dismissed PM Ludovic Orban announced having presented to Iohannis the PNL decision to support the requirements for early elections being met.