BREAKING Our retirement age will rise

The Minister of Labour, Marius Budăi, agreed with representatives of the European Commission on a series of principles and criteria related to the pension system, among which is a gradual increase in the retirement age, to 65, for “every person who works in Romania”. the gradual increase of the seniority required in the specialty for certain categories and of the contribution period.

“Today I presented to the two leaders, the PSD president, Marcel Ciolacu, and the Prime Minister of Romania and the PNL president, Nicolae Ciucă, the conclusions following the discussions held within the European Commission, at different decision levels, from technical to directors and commissioners, which what happens in particular with pensions from the public system and allowances and pensions established and paid on the basis of special laws. The amendments submitted to the Romanian Senate and approved and passed by the Romanian Senate were part of an impact study carried out by the World Bank, which was sent before my visit to Brussels to the European Commission and was discussed based on that impact. Many things have already been resolved, as you know. The readjustment of the percentage related to the calculation base, the capping of income so that no pension exceeds the salary, the elimination of assimilated periods and overtaxation are things that have been appreciated. In order to meet the milestone and not endanger the implementation of the PNRR, several criteria have been established that will appear in the following amendments, so that after the law is passed by the Chamber of Deputies, the milestone will be met”, Marius Budai said, on Monday, at Victoria Palace.

He specified that, if these criteria are met, the milestone is considered met, “as it is mentioned in the description within the PNRR”.

Budai announced that it was established with the European Commission the gradual increase of the retirement age, in accordance with the public pension system, up to 65 years.

“Thus, every person who works in Romania will have to be equivalent, there should be no differences between those who work in certain systems and those who work in the public pension system and will have a retirement age of up to the age of 65, as it is gradually provided for in the law on the public pension system”, explained the Minister of Labor.

Also, pension rights will be calculated by gradually increasing the contribution period, as provided for in the public system, so that at the end of this period the reporting will be done for the entire period.

“So certain periods will no longer be chosen from within what they contributed, but there will be reporting on the entire period”, Marius Budăi pointed out.

Another principle is the gradual increase of the seniority required in the specialty for those categories that did not already have this reporting, because in the initial project there were certain reports at a certain minimum contribution period.

The Minister of Labor also mentioned that another principle concerns the elimination of certain categories of allowances and pensions established and paid on the basis of special laws.

“And this is done and was done by not allowing assimilation of the periods, so that, as you know, in the law there is the example of magistrates, who are no longer allowed to assimilate, but 20 years at least in the magistracy, because only then you have those prohibitions and limitations of certain rights. And also, some categories of parliamentary civil servants were exempted from this aspect. These are the agreed principles,” said the minister.

He stated that some of the amendments are already ready and were presented to the leaders of the Coalition, receiving the “disposition” that by Wednesday evening all the amendments should be ready written and discussed with the relevant systems and ministers, together with the specialists from the ministries, they should come with their input and the amendments to be finished and finalized and on Thursday the Political Coalition can submit them to the Parliament.

“For me, it was gratifying that I managed to obtain these principles from the commissions, so that we have fulfilled the milestone”, emphasized the Minister of Labor.

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