Ponta: I want us to be at very advanced phase, on Sept. 1, for 2014 budget
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta urged his Cabinet ministers to be at a very advanced phase in drawing up the 2014 state budget as well as with other important projects, namely by the start of the Parliament’s session on Sept. 1.
‘The end of summer is getting near. Parliament comes to work on September 1. I want to ask you to be ready for September 1 already, to be at a very advanced phase as regards the 2014 draft budget, the completion of the accord for the European Union’s 2014-2020 budget, the decentralisation projects. I want us to see which are the first lessons learned after the reorganisation of ANAF (The National Tax Management Agency – editor’s note) and then go further to the other structures, the ones at the labour (ministry), health and transports. We have a lot of work in autumn’, Ponta said in the opening of the Government’s weekly sitting.
The prime minister stressed that talks will be held with the parliamentary groups supporting the ruling Social Liberal Union (USL) with a view to drawing up next year’s budget and talks will also be held with the opposition Democratic Liberal Party’s representatives, who have been invited to hold a dialogue.