The budget law will be sent to Parliament around 25 January, Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced on Friday. In this sense, he asked Public Finance Minister Viorel Stefan that he began discussions with each ministry starting Friday.
"Please (...) start having discussions with each ministry starting tomorrow, schedule them, (...) on the budget law, so that everything that it entails, and the programmes of each ministry and our governance programme be included in the budget law and we can keep within what we proposed, so that somewhere around 23 - 24 - 25 January we send the law to Parliament. This means that starting tomorrow you shall begin discussions with each ministry," Grindeanu said in the beginning of the Government meeting.
According to the Prime Minister, the Government's Thursday meeting agenda includes, in a first reading, an emergency ordinance draft with impact measures on the budget law. "On the agenda, we have, in first reading, an emergency ordinance draft, providing measures with an impact on what the budget law will mean. Such emergency ordinance drafts there will also be on next week's agenda, so that all the programmes that are included in the governance programme be reflected in (...) the budget law," Grindeanu also said.
In his turn, Public Finance Minister Viorel Stefan said that the talks on the budget law with the budget administrators will start Friday at 9:00. "In respect to the discussions with the budget administrators, tonight we'll communicate all colleagues the discussion schedule, starting with 9:00 tomorrow morning. We shall continue on Saturday - Sunday, until we end all talks with each administrator, so that on Sunday afternoon - Sunday evening we have a very clear image about the expenditure caps," Viorel Stefan also said.