Deputies Chamber resumes activity on February 1
The deputies resume their activity after being summoned mid-January to an extraordinary sitting, alongside the senators, in order to adopt the state budget and the social security budget. At the same time, the Chamber of Deputies adopted, in an extraordinary sitting, the normative act for conferring the Government the ability to issue ordinances during the parliamentary recession, as well as the agreement on the small cross-border traffic with the Republic of Moldova.
Chamber of Deputies parliamentary groups start the current sitting with a series of legislative goals, with accent on the draft laws on pensions and on the local public administration.
Leader of the Democrat Liberal Party (PD-L, at rule) group Mircea Toader told that PD-L deputies have as a priority the ministerial responsibility law and the amendments imposed by the unconstitutionality of Ordinance 105 on the modification of the public employee status.
“Surely, all Government ordinances adopted during this period have priority, and we will work for the modification of Law 215 (on local public administration – editor’s note) and of the Law on local public finances, so that a clear and concrete framework is created for the granting of balanced funds”, pointed out Mircea Toader. This year, the Social Democratic Party (PSD, in opposition) has in view the draft law on unitary wage in the public sector and the non-acceptance of pension reduction.
“We do not accept pensions to be reduced. (…) We will bring amendments to the draft law on unitary wage, so that the public sector staff has equitable income”, vice-president of PSD parliamentary group from the Deputies Chamber Bogdan Niculescu Duvaz told.
According to the leader of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR, at rule) from the Chamber of Deputies, Marton Arpad, for the deputies of this group the draft law on national minorities is a priority, blocked in the Parliament for more than three years.
“As for the rest, obviously, because we are in a ruling coalition, our priorities will be linked to the governing programme”, said Marton Arpad. Liberals’ priorities in the new legislative session are aimed at the economic, taxation, health care, education, labor and social protection, public order and national security, environment, agriculture and rural development fields, according to the leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL, in opposition), Calin Popescu Tariceanu.
In the economic field, the measures are aimed at resuming the economic growth, attraction of investments, creation of jobs. PNL wises the updating of the national security laws and, in the social field, the Liberals have their own vision on the draft law on pensions and have ready their own education law, already in ongoing debates in the Parliament.