Parliament of India
The Senate convened today in an extraordinary plenary session to be informed about the Government's Emergency Ordinance approving Treasury loans for the local authorities. The Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Alliance for the Unity of Romanians parliamentary groups did not vote, the meeting secretary said. The Senate is the first Chamber to be notified about the regulatory act.
PSD MP Alexandru Rafila said on Friday that the emergency ordinance transferring a number of hospital beds from the public to the private system will have the effect of reducing funding for public hospitals, but also the establishment of a co-payment that many cannot afford.
The Government approved the emergency ordinance on reducing structural expenditures, which provides, among other things, for maintaining the value of the pension point at 1,442 lei in 2021 and eliminating the 30 percent COVID bonus granted to Prefecture staff, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced, on Thursday.
Prime Minister Florin Citu on Wednesday said that the salaries and bonuses of the central and local public administration staff, including of those holding public offices, will remain at the level of December 2020 next year. "Related to the ordinance initiated by the Ministry of Public Finance, this ordinance ensures a budget saving of almost 17.6 billion lei for 2021.
The government approved an emergency ordinance on Thursday to support large energy consumers, this being an amendment to the ordinance that allowed the support of 15 branches of industry, said on Thursday the Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, Virgil Popescu, at the end of the government meeting.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has announced on Tuesday that, this evening, the Interior Minister will present a military ordinance with restrictions on movement during the day, with people still being allowed to go to work or go out to purchase the necessary goods or for medical reasons.
The Greek and Indian ministers of tourism have agreed to strengthen air connections between the two countries as well as increase cooperation in tourism-orientated investments.
The meeting between Haris Theocharis and Prahlad Singh Patel took place during the Greek minister's visit to India for the Outbound Travel Market international fair.
The Government is going to approve in the meeting on Wednesday next year's state budget draft law and the draft law for the amendment of Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 114, governmental sources told AGERPRES. The draft law of the state budget for 2020 and the draft law of the state insurance budget for 2020 are on public debate on the Public Finance Ministry's (MFP) website.
The Government will approve, on Friday, the amendment of the emergency ordinances (OUG) 114/2018, 50/2010 and 52/2016, announced Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, stating ranging among the objectives are the decrease of the loan cost for Romanians and increasing the number of Romanian companies that will receive favorable loans from banks.
The latest amendments to the Ordinance 114 are based largely on the data submitted by the National Bank of Romania (BNR), an institution that has greenlighted the document in its current form, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said Thursday after a meeting of the Economic and Social Council (CES). "I can tell you clearly that today, ROBOR is at over 3pct, 3.23pct the 3M ROBOR.