AmCham Romania dismisses Dragnea’s claims that multinationals fund anti-govt rallies

AmCham Romania dismisses Dragnea’s claims that multinationals fund anti-govt rallies

The American Chamber of Commerce in Romania – AmCham Romania, on behalf of the 430 plus American, international and Romanian companies it represents, denied on Thursday the “tendentious accusations publicly addressed to multinational companies and their employees” that Social Democratic Party’s (PSD) head Liviu Dragnea made.

The AmCham issued a statement reading: “Such speculations set a dangerous precedent for the Romanian democracy, sending intimidatory signals towards social movements and the private sector, negatively impacting the business climate and Romania’s overall external image, which, in its turn affects the reliance of Romania’s external partners on the country’s capacity to perform regional roles, such as the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019.

As we have pointed on past occasions, such practices diminish the confidence in the Romanian investment climate and feeds the emigration phenomenon, already taking a tool on the labor market, while also deflecting the public scrutiny from Romania’s real, present and future priorities and vulnerabilities.”

In a televised interview on Tuesday evening, Liviu Dragnea claimed that there are multinationals which finance the anti-government #rezist movement, sending their unhappy with government policies employees to protests.

According to PSD’s head, “some international companies and banks want to make big profits in Romania but try to pay lower taxes by using various mechanisms to lower their tax base, something that the PSD-ALDE government has been trying to address”, reads…. / IBNA