This is the third time this year when the head of state speaks in front of the Legislative, according to his constitutional prerogatives, after, on March 9, he mainly approached issues related to the economic situation and the likelihood of contracting a loan abroad and, on April 14, he referred to the situation in the Republic of Moldova.
On Sept. 1, President Traian Basescu sent a letter to the Senate chairman and the Chamber of Deputies speaker, Mircea Geoana and, respectively, Roberta Anastase, saying he wished to address the Parliament on Sept. 14.
Subsequently, the two houses’ standing bureaus proposed the date of Sept. 15 to the President, given that Monday, Sept. 14 is the first day at school and deputies and senators do not have a plenary on their agenda.
On Tuesday, as well, according to the programme featuring on the Chamber of Deputies web site, the Standing Bureau, the committee of parliamentary groups’ leaders and activities within the parliamentary groups are to start at 1.00 p.m.
The first joint sitting of the two chambers is programmed at 4.00 p.m. in order the Government assumes responsibility for the law package on the national education, to be followed by the frame law on unitary pay law in the public sector, at 5.00 p.m. and the law on reorganization of public authorities and institutions, rationalization of the public spending, support for business environment and observance of the frame agreements with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund, at 6.00 p.m.