Public Debates on the bill on Meal Tickets

Friday 30 June, 2017
Start: Thursday 29 June, 2017 - 16:00

On 29th of June, Mr. Candu, the president of the Parliament, chaired a new round of debates on the bill on meal tickets, which was attented by representatives of state authorities and institutions, business environment, trade unions and employers’ organizations.

Mr. Candu, as the author of the bill, pointed out that among the improvements the draft has already undertaken, there was added the provision on the procedure of issuing meal tickets both on paper and electronically.

The main comments and concerns of those present at the meeting were related to the procedure of issuing meal tickets, nominal value of meal tickets, how to use them etc. The authors assured that they will be open-minded and will try to include, where necessary, the proposals and/or adjustments suggested.

Mr. Candu also mentioned that the authorities will work on defining the details and farther on improving the bill, so that already in 2018 it could be implemented.

According to the authors of the bill and based on the experience of other countries like Italy, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania etc, countries that had already implemented such an initiative, the bill aims at combating wages in the envelope and tax evasion, at the same time, it will improve productivity and motivation of the employees, and more important, it aims to improve the public health.

It shall be mentioned that the implementation of the initiative is optional, up to the employers; meal tickets will be given away free by employers, will represent a significant addition to the salary and will not be taxed.

It shall be mentioned that the implementation of the initiative is optional, up to the employers; meal tickets will be given away free by employers, will represent a significant addition to the salary and will not be taxed.

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