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Romania: Possible birocracy ease in Romanian strategic sectors aquisitions

The Romanian Government plans a simplified acquisitions bill for the strategic sectors.

The new draft bill that would regulate the strategic acquisitions of the state in key sectors such as large infrastructure and defense is close to completion and will be put up for debate in the Parliament in one month, said the Social-Democrat head, Liviu Dragnea, quoted by local media.

“We want simplified procedures and to have guarantees that a decision that is made and the financing that is identified become investments,” said Dragnea.

In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Romanians have demonstrated across the country after the Grindeanu Government decriminalized some forms of official misconduct. The PM eventually withdrew the emergency decree, but protests demanding that Romania keep up the fight against corruption have continued.

The current government has survived a motion of no confidence in Parliament and the head of the PSD, Liviu Dragnea, announced earlier that 1,4 million people had signed a petition to keep Grindeanu’s team in power.

At this moment, there are no signs that PM Grindeanu intends to step down. Going forward, President Klaus Iohannis is expected to announce the date for the organization of a referendum on Romania’s anti-corruption campaign, in a move that has been backed by MP’s.

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