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The decree on the state of emergency includes the possibility of energy price capping


The Presidential Administration published on Monday the decree signed by the president Klaus Iohannis on establishing the state of emergency in the territory of Romania, which stipulates that “during the state of emergency, prices may be capped on medicines and medical equipment, on food of strict necessity and on public utility services (electricity and heat, gas, water supply, sanitation, fuels, etc.), within the limit of the average price of the last 3 months before declaring the state of emergency.”

The duration of the emergency will be of 30 days, during which many personal rights may be breached.

“In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to carry out the management of the consequences, related to the evolution of the epidemiological situation, during the state of emergency, the exercise of the following rights is restricted… a) free movement; b) the right to intimate, family and private life; c) inviolability of the domicile; d) the right to education; e) freedom of assembly; f) the right of private property; g) the right to strike and h) economic freedom.

The act also provides that the Government may adopt measures to support the economic operators in the fields affected by COVID-19 and that the beneficiaries of the European funds affected by the adoption of the emergency measures provided in this decree may decide, together with the managing authorities / intermediary bodies, to suspend the contracts of financing concluded according to the law.

“Measures will be provided to ensure continuity in supply, respectively extraction, production, processing, transport, distribution, supply, maintenance maintenance and repair of resources and raw and / or semiprocessed materials necessary for the proper functioning of the national energy system, as well as ensuring the continuity of operation of it and all public utility services,” is also shown in the document.