BNR: Romania’s economy can’t grow sustainably by 5 pct yearly

valentin-lazeaThe chief economist of the National Bank of Romania, Valentin Lazea, warns that the Romanian economy needs massive program for structural in order to keep growing by 5 percent yearly on the long run, according to

“The bad news is that the economy can’t grow sustainably by 5 percent yearly based only on monetary, fiscal and wage stimulus, which inevitably will have to be withdrawn sooner or later. The good news is that the economy can be brought to a sustainable growth of 5 percent if a wider program of structural reforms is implemented, so as to enhance all the mentioned production factors,” said Lazea, according to news portal.

Lazea cited the drop in three key indicators to describe the main challenges for the local economy. Thus the flow of foreign direct investment has fallen from a yearly average value of EUR 7.3 billion in the 2004-2008 period to an average of EUR 2.5 billion in the 2009-2015 period.




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