CPAG co-founder Laurian Lungu was a guest speaker at the 5th edition of the Energy Strategy Summit organised by energynomics.ro in Bucharest, on 11 June 2019. Main points made in the speech: Highlighted a few aspects which would impact Romania’s energy transition process towards achieving its 2030 climate and energy targets, as envisaged by the EU’s energy strategy objectives, namely: The link between economic growth and energy consumption. Dual challenge facing the energy industry, i.e. reducing emissions but keeping up the world demand for energy. Financing the energy transition process. Traditionally, the correlation between economic growth and energy consumption was […]
This research was prepared for the Friedrich Erbert Stiftung in 2017 and focuses on the political and economic setting of Euro adoption in Romania.
Laurian Lungu Ordonanța de urgență 114/2018, adoptată la finele anului trecut, a suscitat multe reacții. În mare parte, acestea s-au concentrat pe impactul și oportunitatea măsurilor propuse în sectoarele vizate, cu precădere cel bancar, al pensiilor private și energetic. Însă, implicațiile textului legislativ sunt mai profunde. În fapt, ordonanța de urgență pare a fi o primă etapă în îndeplinirea unui obiectiv important menționat în programul de guvernare al actualei coaliții, și anume creșterea rolului statului în economie. Totodată, adâncește semnificativ breșa dintre rațiunea economică și cea politică prin ignorarea flagrantă a principiilor economice. Aceste episoade aduc de regulă, în timp, […]
Since 2012, an aggressive minimum wage (MW) policy has pushed up the level of MW from the equivalent of EUR 160 to EUR 410 in 2018. Current plans envisage further increases, to the equivalent of EUR 450 and EUR 500 respectively, for the holders of a university degree, starting December 2018. And MW could reach EUR 520 and EUR 580 for the holders of a university degree by October 2020. So far, MW rose at an annual rate of 21% over a 6-year time-span.
During the Eurosfat Forum in 2018 Laurian delivered a presentation on the main challenges Romanian and some of the unknowns it will face considering the euro zone itself is going through a difficult period.
Daniel Dăianu, Ella Viktoria Kállai, Gabriela Mihailovici, Aura Socol,
This study was prepared in 2016 under the coordination of Daniel Dăianu for the European Institute in Romania and looks at the economic prerequisites for joining the Euro zone.
Laurian Lungu and Ella Kallai
This paper was prepared for the European Institute in Romania in 2015. Laurian and Ella argued following a thorough analysis, that in joining the Banking Union Romania should adopt a wait and see strategy and carefully weigh the pros and cons.
Laurian Lungu, 2012
The primary aim of this paper is to look at the potential consequences an increase in the EU budget would have onto the size of the domestic budget deficits. As the simulations in this paper show, if the EU budget for the 2014-2020 period was adopted in the current form put forward by the European Commisson,
Laurian Lungu, 2012
This paper looks at main dynamics regarding Romania’s debt and budget deficits and tries to estimate the structural adjustments needed to put them on a sustainable path.
Ella Viktoria Kállai, Laurian Lungu and Daniel Daianu, 2012