“We must see the specific details and decide whether the budget plan is feasible. It is not enough to formulate a budget plan relying on a gap of 5.9% of Gross Domestic Product. Expenses structure must also be in line with our macroeconomic forecasts”, said Lybek.

He added that passing the 2010 budget was a “priority” for Romania to receive the third tranche from the IMF and stressed the importance of its credibility. “It must be approved by the Parliament as well”.

Asked whether the IMF would disburse the third tranche of the aid package, if Romania had a budget for 2010 but no stable government, Lybek said IMF was not getting involved in the political climate.