Leaders of ruling coalition analyze legislative priorities

The leaders of the ruling coalition met, on Monday morning, at Victoria Palace, to discuss the legislative priorities for the current parliamentary session.

The laws agreed on with the International Monetary Fund representatives were mentioned among the priorities – the pension law, which is to be adopted by the Government this week and must be adopted by Parliament by the end of June, and the fiscal accountability law, which must be passed by the two Parliament chambers by March.

At the same time, the priorities mentioned by Prime Minister Emil Boc also include the national education law, for which the Executive assumed responsibility last year, but which was subsequently declared unconstitutional. Other legislative projects considered by the representatives of the ruling Democrat Liberal Party (PD-L) and of the ruling Hungarian Democrat Union in Romania (UDMR) refer to the amendment of the First Home programme by the end of this month.

The leaders of the two parties’ parliamentary groups also announced their priorities for the current parliamentary session. Mircea Toader, leader of the PD-L group in the Chamber of Deputies, told that the priorities of the Democrat Liberals were the ministerial accountability law and the amendments imposed by the unconstitutionality of Ordinance 105 on the amendment of public servant’s status.

“We also see as priorities the Government ordinances adopted over this period and we will work upon the amendment of Law 215 [on local public administration] and of the law on local public finances, in order to achieve a clear and practical method for granting balancing funds,” said Mircea Toader. As regards the Democrat Liberal senators, the priorities of this session consist in the revision of the Constitution and of the electoral law, both of which need the support of all political parties, according to leader of PD-L senators group Traian Igas.

In his turn, leader of the UDMR group in the Chamber of Deputies Arpad Marton said that the priority of this group’s deputies was the national minorities law. “About the rest, as we are part of the ruling coalition, it is obvious that our priorities are related to the governing programme,” Arpad Marton said.

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