Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure RO-2022-20/2245 – Updated – measures in Romania
|Country||Romania , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 09 May 2022 – 31 December 2023|
|Context||COVID-19, War in Ukraine, European semester|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Responses to inflation
– Support for other basic items (e.g., food, housing, public transport, medicines)
|Author||Victoria Stoiciu, Nicoleta Voicu (Association Center for Public Innovation) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||11 May 2022 (updated 06 March 2023)|
The crises generated by the SARS-COV-2 virus, the liberalization of energy prices, as well as conflict in Ukraine have caused dramatic effects on the economy. In this context, the government adopted a measure that provides that vulnerable categories will receive social tickets for food of RON 250 (€50) every two months.
The categories of vulnerable persons receiving material support in the form of social vouchers issued on electronic media are:
The budget of the measure is RON 4 billion, sources financed from non-reimbursable external funds and from the state budget.
It is estimated that three million people who will benefit from these vouchers every two months, amongst which 2.3 million pensioners whose own monthly net income is less than or equal with RON 1,500 (€300) and about 400,000 persons with a severe, severe or moderate degree of disability, whose own monthly net income is less than or equal to RON 1,500 (€300).
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
People on social benefits
National Recovery and Resilience Facility
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The Government Emergency Ordinance was discussed in the Social and Economic Council, which is a as a consultative body of the Parliament and the Government in social and economic legislation. It is formed by representatives of national representative trade union confederations, national representative employers' organizations and civil society representatives.
No public information on the views or reactions of the social partners is available.
Eurofound (2022), Food vouchers for vulnerable citizens, measure RO-2022-20/2245 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/RO-2022-20_2245.html
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