2016 was the year overcoming the crisis and stabilizing the situation in the country. In 2017, the Government will focus on developing the country and on implementing the launched projects, so that the citizens should feel the benefits. The statements were made by Prime Minister Pavel Filip, at the talk show Fabrika on Publika TV, yesterday evening.
The Cabinet has undertaken efforts to improve the business climate, to reestablish the trust of external partners in the Moldovan authorities and carried out a series of social reforms.
"I raised the minimum guaranteed salary from 1,900 to 2,100 lei, we indexed the pensions by 10 %. We managed to increase the salaries for medical employees by 20 %. We managed to diminish, by 40%, the prices of 160 drugs. Our external financing had been blocked earlier that year, but we managed to unlock it by the end of the year, after we secured a deal with the IMF, we managed to unlock about EUR500 mn for 2016," Filip said.
In 2017, the Government will continue the reforms in the healthcare system, in establishing work inability. The Employment Agency will also be reformed.
"In 2016 we had to manage a crisis. I’d like the same effort and energy this year, directed towards building, towards developing Moldova. We must restructure the state institutions, endowed with high capacities, so that they may impact things in Moldova. But also a range of social issues," the Prime Minister pointed out.