Romanian Legal Week: October 10-16, 2016

Romanian Ombudsman proceeded ex officio in case of the refusal of hospitalization  for an obese patient
On Monday, 10 October 2016, Romanian Ombudsman proceeded ex officio and inquired into the refusal of hospitalization of an obese patient by the doctors from the Fălticeni Municipal Hospital, Suceava, according to a press article from Realitatea.net. The article presented the fact that a patient who suffers from morbid obesity and ulcer was refused to be hospitalized in Fălticeni Municipal Hospital, Suceava, though this was necessary. The necessity results from the medical letter that was emitted by the doctor that treated him, according to a handout of the Romanian Ombudsman, signed Matei Vîrtosu – spokesman.

The investigation has as an object the posibility of breaching Article 34 from the Romanian Constituion, covering the right to healthcare.

Tax Law.  The Ministry of Public Finance has supplemented the amount allocated for the “First Home” Program
Starting from Monday, 10th October 2016, the Ministry of Public Finance will supplement the amount allocated for the “First Home” program with RON 500 million. This will be the second supplement, according to a handout of the Ministry of Public Finance, published on Friday, 7th October 2016.

The banks that received new limits are: Romanian Bank, Transylvania Bank, Banc Post, Bank Leumi, BCR, BRD, CEC Bank, Credit Agricole, Garanti Bank, ING Bank, Marfin Bank, OTP Bank, Piraeus Bank, Raiffeisen and Unicredit.

Approval of “Service houses Construction ” Program
In Romanian Official Monitory no. 786 from 6th October 2016 it was published the Decision no. 719/2016 for the approval of  “Construction of service houses ” Program, belonging to the Romanian Government.

The program aims at the construction of service apartments, based on proposals that are received by the National Agency for Dwelling from the local/central administrative authorities. The program takes place on pieces of land that are public property of the state or of the administrative-territorial units.

The Program is financed from the national budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, but limited to the budgetary disposals that are adopted to this destination, from the local budgets and, also, from other legally  constituted sources.

The beneficiaries of the program are the public servants and also the employees of the central and local public institutions , that do not owe or did not owe, in property a dwelling in the town where they are having a job, individually or in common, together with their spouse, no matter the way they may have obtained it, excepting the interests from the dwellings that were inherited.

Culture. The Government will purchase “Wisdom of the Earth”
Wednesday, 12th October 2016, in its meeting, the Government has ruled through a Government Emergency Ordinance  that the difference between the sums that were given in the public subscription campaign dedicated to the sculpture of Brâncuși and the equivalent in RON to 6 million of Euro will be offered from the national budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture, according to a handout of the Government.

At the same time, the Government Emergency Ordinance  has ruled the measures that are necessary for the transitory period, after the end of the campaign at 30th September. Therefore, the sums that were given until this date, but not transferred yet, will be able to be transferred in the account of the Ministry of Culture until 31st October 2016.

The works of art and assets from the Brâncuși fund will be purchased based on a selection of a committee that will be appointed through an order of the Minister of Culture. The committee will have 7 members that will represent figured and prestigious institutions and independent experts in visual arts.

“Wisdom of the Earth” will be bought and will remain in the public circuit. Soon, one of the museums in Bucharest will play host to it.

International. Great Britain continues to grant study loans for the 2017-2018 academic year
Tuesday, 11th October 2016, the Government of Great Britain announced that it will continue his policy of granting study loans for the European citizens in the 2017-2018 academic year. The measure complements the declarations of the British officials after the BREXIT moment, when they assured the young people who want to study in Great Britain that at least for the current year the situation will not change. The decision of the British Government underlines the fact that the students that will apply for universities from Great Britain until 2018 will receive loans and scholarships during studies, even if at this time Great Britain will formally leave EU, according to a handout of Integral Edu.

Anda-Laura TĂNASE
Cosmina SIMA