RLWeek October 10 – 16, 2022: Updates on agricultural aid schemes, medicine price caps, natural gas regulations, the paternal law, the national strategy for forests, and sanction removal for illegal entry or stay

Law on aid scheme for agricultural membership fees.
On Monday, the 10th of October 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development set for public debate the Law approving the aid scheme on settling membership fees of professional or interprofessional non-governmental organisations in the agricultural and agri-food sector to organisations of civil dialogue groups on agriculture of the European Commission. [source]

 

Approved prices on medicine.
On Monday, the 10th of October 2022, the Ministry of Health set for public debate a draft Order amending and supplementing Annexes no. 1 and 2 to Order no. 443/2022 approving the maximum limits of human-use medication that is available in Romania and can either be used or commercialised by authorised holders and their representatives, medical service providers, and wholesale distributors, and of medication object to a contractual relation with the Ministry of Health, health insurance companies, found in the National Catalogue of maximum price caps of medication authorised to be sold in Romania, of generic reference price, and of innovative reference prices. [source]

 

Natural gas regulation.
On Monday, the 10th of October 2022, the Regulation on natural gas storage in the natural gas distribution system was published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 984. The regulation is applicable only to distribution system operators and closed distribution system operators where natural gas storage is necessary to be stored in their respective pipelines in order to ensure a unitary and transparent framework  on natural gas storage, and to establish the necessary technical conditions for distribution pipelines that are to be used in storage.  [source]

Paternal leave law amended.
On Monday, the 10th of October 2022, the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity set for public debate the Government Decision amending and supplementing Government Decision no. 244/2000 approving the Methodological Norms of the Paternal Leave Law no. 210/1999. [source]

National strategy for forests 2030.
On Monday, the 10th of October 2022, Government Decision no. 1227/2022 approving the National Strategy for forests 2030 was published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 980. The national strategy’s objectives are as follows: to ensure a balanced integration of social, ecological, and economic functions in the management of forests; to reach a social agreement on rights, interests, and duties of interested parties and those affected by forest management; and to ensure the flexibility of instruments of regulation and control, financial aid, and those affected by forest management.  [source]

State aid scheme for agricultural producers.
On Tuesday, the 11th of October 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development set for public debate the Emergency Government Ordinance establishing a state aid scheme in the shape of a grant to agricultural producers who established crops in autumn 2022 and whose crops were affected by soil droughts. [source]

Amendment on non-punishment for illegal entry or stay in Romania.
On Wednesday, the 12th of October 2022, the Romanian Government adopted a bill amending art. 11 of Law no. 122/2006 regarding asylum in Romania. Art. 11 of Law no. 122/2006 pertains to asylum in Romania, ensuring the rights of asylum seekers and avoiding their prosecution in criminal cases pertaining to art. 262 of Law no. 286/2009 re. the Criminal Code, i.e. illegal entry or stay on the territory of Romania. [source]

Ioana-Cătălina Barbu

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