Following the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance meeting to discuss problems in the agro-industrial sector, MP Alexander Slusari said that some of the measures Ion Chicu announced may not receive the IMF approval.
“Today I also learned that the bill on restructuring debts to banks, according to the government, is futile, since the IMF will not adopt it. The prime minister derisively suggested writing this document together. The project for farmers to pay taxes through refunding the VAT to their accounts also needs to be coordinated with the IMF and Mr. Puscuta said it will probably not be adopted. [...] The idea of obtaining a debt relief certificate to the budget for the current year was generally rejected, " agora.md
quoted Slusari’s Facebook page.
Slusari added that at the meeting he proposed to allocate by September 1 an amount of 500 million lei to compensate for farmers’ losses: "We also showed two options for redistributing sources inside: from supermarkets and gas stations to agriculture. It wasn’t adopted as well," the deputy he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ion Chicu made statements listing a set of fiscal measures that he said had been agreed with representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and Political Forces (PAS, Platform DA, PSRM and PDM) to support farmers who suffered from drought.