Taxing special state pensions must be done in Parliament, because an emergency ordinance issued by the government to regulate the matter is open to being challenged by the Ombudsman with the Constitutional Court, National Liberal Party (PNL) floor leader in the Chamber of Deputies Florin Roman said on Wednesday.
The Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday cleared the Government's bill on the measures foreseen during the alert state, including that Parliament is required to approve the state of alert if it is established in at least half the country. The bill passed by 267 'for" votes, 26 'against' and 5 abstentions.
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.
Acting Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu considers that challenging at the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) the social and economic measures initiated by the Social Democrats and voted in Parliament hurts Romanians and the Romanian companies that were now waiting for real support from the state.
Romania's prime minister-designate, Florin Citu shocked the nation on Thursday by renouncing his candidacy only minutes before he was due to seek the support of parliament to be voted in office.
"Florin Vasile Citu today renounced his mandate as prime minister-designate," the presidential website announced in a three-line-sentence statement that promised more details later.
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.
National Liberal Party (PNL) floor leader in the Chamber of Deputies Florin Roman said on Monday that PNL's plan to set the early elections into motion excludes the option of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stepping down from office. "The prime minister has no reason to resign.
Liberal deputy Florin Roman proposes that all candidates for a position of mayor, local councilor, county councilor, county council president, MP, MEP or to the Romanian presidency submit an affidavit that they do not have and will not run contracts with the state during the term of office.
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) deputy leader, Daniel Suciu, said on Thursday, after the Social Democrats stepped out of the plenary hall, that the Opposition representatives "do not even have a quorum and are trying some cons," adding that "it is a first when three or four parties submitting a censure motion run away from their own motion."