Some budgetary categories could benefit the meal vouchers this year after the budget rectification for 2018 which will be likely held in June. Parliament President Andrian Candu has declared that the systems for private companies will operate in no more than 3 weeks.
"It might be necessary to identify a few categories - the most vulnerable in the of wages, for example about the social protection assistants, kindergarten educators, staff in kindergartens and schools those are not well paid," said the Head of the Legislature.
Andrian Candu confirmed that he discussed this subject with Premier Pavel Filip who will identify budgetary sources to cover these costs. The amount is unclear yet.
At the moment, more economic agents are ready to implement the law on meal vouchers who came into force this year. A company who issued these vouchers has over 500 partners, including canteens, restaurants or grocery stores.
According to the law, the employees will receive one meal ticket for each day they go out to work and can have lunch at the cafeteria, restaurant, or can buy food from several stores which accepted the meal vouchers .