PSD's Ciolacu: We have a plague of special pensions which, slowly leads to a social crisis

PSD's Ciolacu: We have a plague of special pensions which, slowly leads to a social crisis

Romania

The issue of special pensions must be solved, considering that it is a milestone assumed in the National Resilience and Recovery Plan (PNRR), and I will not accept the loss of money from this programme, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Marcel Ciolacu said on Monday night for the private TV broadcaster Antena 3. Cereport reports citing Agerpres

Marcel Ciolacu added that special pensions and the accumulation of the pension with the state salary are different things and, in the case of special pensions, in order not to risk rejection at the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR), several options will be used.

"First of all, Romania must make certain reforms, reforms assumed in PNRR. As I said a few days ago, we have a plague of special pensions which, slowly, slowly, is an inequity, slowly, slowly leads to a social crisis, thing which we have to solve punctually. I will not accept that Romania loses a single euro from the PNRR, because it has not reached any milestone, especially the milestone regarding special pensions, but, over the years, we have given a lot of laws that were returned from the Constitutional Court. The most important is the fact that the milestone with special pensions must be resolved. (...) Slowly, slowly, it became a very big pressure, it is an injustice and from here, I repeat, we can even reach a social crisis because of some things that happened in these 30 years. (...) It's a very serious matter," Marcel Ciolacu declared.

Asked if the pensions already in payment would also be affected, Ciolacu said that "fair taxation" can be used for special in payment pensions.

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