Issue Monitoring Internal Affairs Report
On March 22nd, 2019, Vice PM Daniel Suciu argued that in the following period the Administrative Code will be adopted by a Government Emergency Ordinance.
On March 22nd, 2019, PNL leader Ludovic Orban stated that if PSD will lose in the European Parliament elections, that would be a good time for another censure motion against the Dăncilă cabinet as there are chances of gaining some votes from the coalition representatives.
On March 20th, 2019, the simple motion filed against the Minister of Public Finances, Eugen Teodorovici was rejected in the plenum of the Chamber of Deputies.
On March 20th, 2019, the simple motion filed against the Minister of Justice, Tudorel Toader was rejected in the plenum of the Chamber of Deputies
On March 19th, 2019, President Klaus Iohannis argued that he is “almost convinced” to organize a referendum on May 26th, on the same date as the European Parliament elections.
On March 16th, Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu argued that electing mayors in a single round is disadvantageous for smaller parties and argued that ALDE is in favor of the organization of two-rounded elections. PLUS and USR leaders also agreed with this idea, stating that electing mayors in two rounds would be beneficial for all parties. At the same time, Tăriceanu argued that a more complex discussion is needs to take place with all parliamentarian parties.
International Affairs
On March 22nd, 2019, PPE leader Manfred Weber asked Frans Timmermans to sanction PSD in the same way as they sanctioned Hunarian PM Viktor Orban.
On March 20th – 21st, President Klaus Iohannis participates at the reunion of the European Council in Brussels. During this visit he will take part in the annual Transatlantic Conference organized by AmCham EU and the PPE Summit before joining the European Council.
On March 19th, 2019, the Romanian Government adopted a memorandum which represents the basis of a new legislative framework that would allow British citizens living in Romania to be able to live, work and study in our country without any difficulties.
Economic & Fiscal Updates
Friday, Eugen Teodorovici stated that next week OUG 114/2018 will be modified via a new emergency ordinance. Also, the minister has stated that one of the main modifications will be calculating the ROBOR index based on daily inter-bank transactions and those of the last trimester.
According to him, another modification will be investing 2% of privately managed pensions’ social capital in public-private partnerships (PPP). The term by which the social capital must be raised will also be extended in the ordinance for the modification of OUG 114/2018.
Daniel Zamfir, ALDE Senator has also sent a letter to the NBR, via the Senate’s Economic Committee, requesting transparency in regards to how the ROBOR index is being calculated. To the letter, the NBR spokesman replied that since the NBR does not have legislative authority, the aforementioned letter is wrongfully addressed to them.