The economic and social measures package
Regulating the electricity and natural gas market through a two-step mechanism
- Improvement of the current capping and compensation scheme so that it should disincentivize speculative behaviors on the electricity and gas market by the end of 2022;
- Regulating the electricity and gas market starting from 1st of January 2023 for a temporary framework of minimum two years in order to protect the population, the critical structures (health, education etc.), the municipal heating systems, the public institutions and the economy – especially the SMEs and the food industry.
Increasing the minimum wage to 3,000 RON (gross)
- Increasing the minimum gross wage from 2,550 to 3,000 RON in order to cover a PNRR milestone on eliminating more favorable treatments in certain sectors (Construction and Agriculture) – so that the entire economy should reach a level of 3,000 RON;
- This increase must be announced prior to January 1, 2023, so that the companies should enjoy predictability in developing their own budgets;
- The current amount of 200 RON exempted from tax for the employers who voluntarily increased the minimum wage will be deemed deductible for all employers, after the increase of the minimum wage.
- Increasing the pensions starting from January 1, 2023, depending on economic results at national level;
- We are preserving the living standards for the elderly by increasing the pensions above the statutory indexation.
Awarding prizes of excellency to students and trainer-teachers who have won medals in international competitions
- Awarding prizes of 5,000, 8,000 and 10,000 EUR for the students who have won bronze, silver and golden medals in international competitions;
- Awarding prizes of 2,500, 4,000 and 5,000 EUR for the trainer-teacher of the student who have won bronze, silver and golden medals in international competitions.
Strategic road and railway projects
- Development of road infrastructure in Moldova. Starting from 2023, all A7 segments will be under construction. Also signing the contracts for the A8 segments financed through the PNRR;
- Modernization of the main railway corridors in the Western Romania: Caransebeș – Timișoara – Arad and Cluj Napoca – Oradea – Episcopia Bihor – Hungarian border sections;
- Making full operational use of the railway infrastructure in Constanta Port.
Measures taken in order to maximize the equalization of income
- Over taxation of special pensions;
- Solidarity tax for companies with a turnover above 100 million EUR in order to support programmes in Health and Education sectors;
- Solidarity tax for budgetary wage-based income that exceed the wage of the country President.
We have put a stop to the suicidal attempt made by the right-wing parties to close down coal-based production facilities until we replace them with something else. Thus, we have the necessary resources for electricity consumption during peak hours.