The Chamber of Deputies' Speaker Liviu Dragnea announced on Thursday that in order to apply the amendment stipulating that children's allowances will be increased as of 1 March, the estimated general budget deficit will amount to 2.76pct of GDP.
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"The source of financing is the increase in the state budget deficit from 36,156.8 million lei to 38,287.33 million lei, thus the estimated general government deficit is 2.76pct of GDP, and the necessary correlations in the text of the state budget law will be made. After the state budget law comes into force, is promulgated and published in the Official Gazette, the Government must issue an emergency ordinance to amend the state allowance law, so that the state allowances can really be increased and children can receive them," Dragnea said.
Dragnea's proposal to modify the above-mentioned amendment was adopted by 218 votes "in favor".
Parliament's plenary session on Thursday adopted an amendment to the 2019 Ministry of Labor budget to increase child allowances from 1 March.