Agence France-PresseDecember 4, 2013 12:31
Romanian lawmakers adopted a 2014 budget on Wednesday amid fears the president will send it back to get a new tax on fuel scrapped.
A total of 346 lawmakers voted for the draft, 49 voted against and seven abstained, as one of the opposition parties, the PPDD, boycotted the vote.
The budget stipulates a 3.76-percent increase in pensions and a rise from 800 lei (178.4 euros, $242) to 900 lei of the minimum wage.
Centre-left Prime Minister Victor Ponta thanked MPs for their vote adding that, unlike previous years, no revenue cuts were expected in 2014.