Finance Minister, Euugen Teodorovici, says the 25% increase provided by the salary law will be enforced as of next year, denying that the wages will freeze according to the document sent to the European Commission.
“There’s been a discussion in the Government and the message is clear: as of next year Law 152 on salary will be enforced, with the increases provided by the governing programme. As of next year we will follow the increase, of about 25% if I am not wrong,” Teodorovici said Sunday evening for Antena 3 TV private broadcaster.
“If we have decisions to compensate the impact, the European Commission has nothing against this decision. They request meeting certain macro indicators and the deficit of about 2.53%, below the public debt of 60%. We have assumed the deficit decrease of 0.5% per year, so next year we will enforce the salary bill providing an increase of about 25%, if I am not wrong,” the Finance Minister said.
Asked about the higher salaries for public employees as compared to the private environment, Teodorovici argues things will change, referring to the way the administration justifies the wages.
“When we talked about the salary law, we promised it will be enforced together with a resettling of the administration, the public field. There was lack of specialists in the central administration, the wages have increased, but we cannot remain in the same format in terms of number, training, performance, things will change by the end of the year. I do not mean about salaries, but the way the administration justifies the wages cashed in,” Teodorovici said.