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Romania's Govt. postpones doubling child allowances until August

Romania’s Government announced it would pass in its meeting on Thursday, January 16, an emergency ordinance for deferring until August 1 the enforcement of the law that doubles child allowances.

Prime minister Ludovic Orban explained that the law can’t legally be enforced on the spot, since it was promulgated after the 2020 budget law, which didn’t include such an expense, but he strongly argued in favour of raising the allowance - which marks a change in his rhetoric.

He stressed that this will require supplementary expenditures in amount of RON 6 billion (EUR 1.25 bln, nearly 0.5% of GDP). However, this is the annual cost while the cost for August - December would be proportionally smaller.

"We will definitely increase the allowances as part of the budget revision," the prime minister said. 

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Romania's Govt. postpones doubling child allowances until August

Romania’s Government announced it would pass in its meeting on Thursday, January 16, an emergency ordinance for deferring until August 1 the enforcement of the law that doubles child allowances.

Prime minister Ludovic Orban explained that the law can’t legally be enforced on the spot, since it was promulgated after the 2020 budget law, which didn’t include such an expense, but he strongly argued in favour of raising the allowance - which marks a change in his rhetoric.

He stressed that this will require supplementary expenditures in amount of RON 6 billion (EUR 1.25 bln, nearly 0.5% of GDP). However, this is the annual cost while the cost for August - December would be proportionally smaller.

"We will definitely increase the allowances as part of the budget revision," the prime minister said. 

[email protected]

(Photo source: Gov.ro)

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For a decade, Romania Insider has been your platform of choice for reliable information on all things Romania. We have always been proud of our ability to bring you bias-free reporting but this hasn't always been easy. We have been thinking about making some changes and can't imagine doing this without your feedback.
For this, we would appreciate it very much if we could borrow 2 minutes of your day to fill out this survey. 
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