News expected by hundreds of thousands of families in Romania. What happens to the heating aid for vulnerable people

Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu announced that pension or salary increases applied from January 1 will not be taken into account when determining the heating aid for vulnerable families and mentioned that the exemption decision targets 800,000 families.

Marcel Ciolacu, Prime Minister and President of PSD FOTO Inquam Photos

We have a very important normative act in the first reading, we must continue to ensure the right to heating aid and the energy supplement for the rest of the cold season to people from vulnerable categories. Thus, pension or salary increases from January 1 will not be taken into account when establishing these forms of support. Without this measure, many Romanians would stop receiving these aids or receive them in smaller amounts. It would be deeply unfair to reach such situations, especially at this time. Therefore, we take this exceptional decision as it concerns the lives of about 800,000 families that benefit from these aids“, said Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu.

More than 1.2 billion lei will reach farmers in the plant and animal husbandry sectors, following two Government Decisions that will be approved on Friday, Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu announced.

The funds represent the transitional national aid financed from European funds, the head of the Executive mentioned. “We approve two Government decisions by which over 1.2 billion lei will reach the farmers in the plant and livestock sector on account of the requests submitted during the last year. The funds represent transitional national aid financed from European funds. More than 550,000 farmers from the vegetable sector and 200,000 farmers from the livestock sector will benefit from these amounts.“, declared Marcel Ciolacu at the beginning of the Government meeting at the Victoria Palace.

Two more reorganized ministries

The Head of Government also announced the continuation of the reorganization process at the level of ministries. “We are continuing the process of reorganizing the central administration and reducing positions with two more ministries. It is about the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization and the Ministry of Family, Youth and Equal Opportunities. We will stick to the planned calendar, so that by the middle of the year all ministries will have a more flexible and efficient structure, with procedures that reduce bureaucracy“, concluded the prime minister.