PM Emil Boc, moderately optimist about recovery prospects

Publish date: 30-08-2010
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Prime Minister Emil Boc stated, recently, at the Labour Ministry, in a meeting with representatives of the patronages that, according to official figures presented by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), in the second quarter there was positive economic growth and a growth in industrial production, but voiced a "moderate optimism," Realitatea.net report.

The Gross Domestic Product, in adjusted terms, rose by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter compared to the first, but remains considerably lower compared to the same interval in 2009, so that the economy contracted in the first six months by 1.5 per cent, according to data signal published by the INS. Moreover, Boc explained that, according to the analysis for the first seven months of the year budget expenses, as well as social assistance expenses, are dropping, as is the number of jobs in the public sector, while the state budget revenue started rising.

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