After returning from her visit in Israel and refusing to meet with President Iohannis, PM Viorica Dăncilă denied the alleged conflict between the Government and the National Bank. More so, the PM appreciates BNR Governor’s presence at the meetings for the adoption of the Euro. As for President Iohannis, Dăncilă argued that the President wanted to mediate for an "imaginary conflict".
However, a meeting between the PM, cabinet members, and BNR Governor Mugur Isărescu took place on May 3, in the office of Chamber of Deputies President, Liviu Dragnea. A press release issued by his office informs that the meeting ended with an agreement on implementing an efficient and balanced fiscal-budgetary mix that would keep inflation below target. On Friday (May 4) the President argued that his involvement led to the meeting between Dragnea and Isărescu, “exactly what I wanted” Iohannis concluded.
After the Gov’t/PSD-BNR meeting, both parties agreed that “exogenous factors” contributed to the surge in inflation. Days after the meeting, on May 7, BNR raised the key interest rate from 2.25% to 2.5%.
During a TV appearance from Monday, April 30, PM Dăncilă announced the Government’s priorities for the second quarter: the Public Procurement Bill, the Public-Private Partnership Bill, the establishment of the Romanian House of Commerce, introducing the state aid scheme on granting loans up to RON 40,000 for young people, as well as launching a program for disabled people.
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