Weekly Policy and Political Report 20-27 August 2018
Days before the beginning of the ordinary parliamentary session the two political parties in the ruling coalition scheduled meetings. Between August 29 and September 2, the National Executive Committee of PSD is to convene in Neptun to trace lines of action for the upcoming year, since both presidential and European Parliament elections are to take place in 2019. The letter of PSD senator Ecaterina Andronescu requesting the resignation of Liviu Dragnea might also constitute a subject of discussion, as well as the evaluation of several Ministers’ activity in the current Gov’t.  ALDE is to meet on August 28 and on the agenda there are new legislative proposals soon to be initiated, including the Law of Lobbying, since this type of activity is currently unregulated.


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Fiscal Policies Review August 20 - 27, 2018
            One month after PM Viorica Dăncilă announced the budget adjustment (August 2), and the Ministry for Public Finances put up for debate the Government Ordinance (August 6), the Gov’t still has not pass it. Met with harsh criticism by the Presidential Administration (PA) over the sums allotted to the Presidency, the adjustment still awaits CSAT’s notice. As announced on Friday, August 24, the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) was summoned for September 4; the main point on the agenda, the budget adjustment.


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Weekly Policy and Political Report, Political Evolutions, August 13 – 20, 2018
On August 17, Romania’s PM Viorica Dăncilă notified the European Commission with regards to the protest that took place on August, 10, arguing that its aim was to topple the legitimately instated Gov’t and that President Klaus Iohannis willingly backed the movement instead of acting as a mediator.  Unsurprisingly, the reactions vary from complete support (e.g.  PSD and ALDE members) to unwavering discontent. Former PM Dacian Cioloș and PNL President Ludovic Orban demanded that Dăncilă resigns and USR urged the ruling coalition to sack the current PM. In this sense, it needs to be mentioned that Parliament can withdraw confidence from the PM after a no-confidence vote once the new parliamentary session begins. The opposition argued that the letter sent by Dăncilă was a sign of political irresponsibility and that it seeks ways of justifying the violence of security forces against the population. 


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Fiscal Policies Review August 13 - 20, 2018
The budgetary adjustment was postponed for the third week in a row. The adjustment was first presented by PM Viorica Dăncilă although FinMin Teodorovici initially announced that it would be adopted by the end of July. Last Saturday (August 18) Darius Vâlcov, advisor to the PM, announced the new delay. The Government Ordinance on the adjustment needs the notice of the Supreme Council for National Defense (CSAT) which has to approve the budget of the Presidential Administration, as well as the budgets of the Intelligence Services, budgets that were cut down by the Dăncilă Gov’t. So far President Iohannis did not summon the CSAT. The PM alongside 1/3 of the Cabinet can summon the CSAT, however they need to agree with the President on the agenda.


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Progress Report on the Priorities of the European Commission, August 1 - 16, 2018
On Friday, August 10, approximately 100,000 people gathered in Victoria Square to challenge the current Gov’t coalition. Contrary to other such rallies from the past, this one was marked by violent incidents (e.g. the gendarmes used pepper spray and water cannons on protesters). At day’s end, several hundred people had received emergency care and one handgun is still missing. However, despite protests continuing throughout the weekend and gathering tens of thousands of people, no other major occurrences have been noted.


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