About 5000 Albanian citizens which live and work in Rumania will benefit from the signed agreement of pensions between Albania and Rumania which predicts the recognition of social insurances of Albanians paid in Rumania during their stay. The agreement signed between the Albanian Minister of Social Welfare Erion Veliaj and Rumanian Minister of Labor, Family and Social Protection, Rovana Plumb, in Bucharest.
The agreement predicts that for Albanian and Romanian citizens that have worked in Albania and Romania the paid social insurances will be calculated as they were living only in one country. Also, the agreement will make possible the export of benefits (pensions) from Albania to Romania if a person is resident in one of the respective countries. The agreement includes benefits from illness, accident, professional illness, and payments for deaths from the scheme of obligatory insurances of social insurances. “We signed an important agreement for the social protection which guarantees the recognition of paid social insurances in Rumania to all Albanian citizens and also for Romanians living in Albania,” declared Prime Minister Edi Rama in a joint conference with his Romanian counterpart Victor Ponta.
Despite reaching several important agreements in social field, the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth has declared a surplus of revenues lately. The amount of expenditures used for the compensation of families in need during January was zero, according to official sources from Ministry of Social Welfare. This situation of non realization of budgetary expenditures has caused a surplus budgetary of public finances.
Referred to fiscal indicators published by the Ministry, incomes are estimated to be 26.3 billion ALL while expenditures 23.1 billion ALL, with a budgetary surplus of 3 billion ALL. Compared to the past year, budget revenues are 400 million ALL lower this year since incomes were 26.7 billion ALL and expenditures 24.9 billion ALL. The last year’s budget was changed twice and this caused the reallocation of funds since they were not used in public investments.
News source/photo credits: Ministry of Social Welfare