Voinea: There is no intention to increase taxes in 2014; if possible we even try to lower them

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There is no intention to increase taxes in 2014 and, if possible, we even try to lower them, said Minister Delegate for Budget Liviu Voinea in the opening of the trading session of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB).

'There is no intention, no plan to increase taxes in 2014. On the contrary, if possible, we even try to lower them. What matters is that they should not go up,' also said Voinea.

The Minister for Budget said he was sure that, this year, Romania would have an economic growth higher than the one of 2013, due to a package of measures meant to stimulate the domestic demand, which will be adopted in the time to come.

According to the above-mentioned source, the Government is preparing a number of measures meant to stimulate the domestic demand, a package that is to be discussed with the international partners, during the current mission of the International Monetary Fund included.

'We are thinking of a package of measures, but they must be discussed with the international partners. They will be discussed during this assessment too, but what matters is that they should be neutral from the viewpoint of the budget. We do not aim to increase budget expenses with these measures and other means of stimulating the domestic demand, a wider concept also including private investments,' said Voinea.

He also said that the Government planned to stimulate private investments not only indirectly, through policies of economic stability, but also directly as a continuation of the privatization programme and through the set of measures meant to stimulate the field of private investments.AGERPRES

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