Coalition leaders met for the first time to agree on the latest amendments to the Pension Law. This while tensions between the two parties continue to grow.
The project supported by the social democrats led by the party leader Marcel Ciolacu ran into fierce criticism from the liberals. Finance Minister Marcel Boloș requested the funding source for the increase promised by the PSD and even initially refused to approve.
In the meeting it was decided that the miners will remain with the retirement age as it is at present, government sources tell STIRIPESURSE.RO.
It is about the underground miner, 20 years earlier, and the surface one, 13 years earlier.
The amendment to be adopted:
a) 20 years in the workplaces provided for in art. 28 paragraph (1) letter a) or 15 years in the workplaces provided for in art. 28 paragraph (1) letter a) if the mining activity ceases or has ceased as a result of the obligations assumed or assumed by the Romanian state in the negotiations with the European Commission, for which the standard retirement age is reduced by 20 years (it was 18 in the senate form)
Realitatea PLUS sources say that the liberals would not like to leave the Coalition at the moment, even though there are tensions between the two parties and even though there are dissatisfactions related to the new pension law.
The new pension law was debated, on November 14, in the Senate plenary, after passing through the specialized committees, where the circus lasted more than three hours.
There were harsh accusations between the opposition and the politicians in power. USR accused the coalition of not having the money to increase pensions. In response, the PSD senator told the USRs that they bought “penis and vaginas” with the money from the PNRR.
According to the data debated in the Senate plenary, the budget impact for the pension increase from 2025 would be somewhere around 25 billion for 2024 and 34 billion in 2025.