Romania’s Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă is calling for effective decisions and measures to counter the price hikes.
Among others, he mentioned that this week, the Government will adopt a nationwide package of measures to reduce the pressure of the energy and natural gas bills.
“We will intervene in support of the Romanian economy through a set of solutions that include caps and compensations on the electricity and natural gas prices for one year, as of 1 April,” he announced.
For consumption of up to 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, Romanians will pay 0.68 leu/kWh (0.14 euros/kWh) and for a consumption comprised between 100 and 300 kWh they will pay 0.8 leu/kWh (0.16 euros/kWh).
Regarding gas, the price for households will be 0.31 leu/kWh (0.06 euros/kWh). Except for large consumers, which will have dedicated packages of state aid, all Romanian companies will benefit from a fixed electricity price of 1 leu/kWh, VAT included (0.2 euros/kWh) and 0.37 leu/kWh for gas (0.07 euros/kWh), VAT included.
“We are in talks with the European Commission to continue granting, this year too, support to large consumers, such as chemical plants or those in the raw materials manufacturing industry,” the Prime Minister added.
According to him, these measures will protect the population and economy, preventing the risks of an accentuated rise in prices and inflation.