Most of the companies, especially those activating on the auto segment or those producing slow-moving consumer goods experience difficulties in accessing financings and report fewer demands and contracts, but higher interests.

“The amounts are outrageous. A 25-30 percent interest cannot be supported through legal activities,” said Nicolescu.

He thinks that the government should be the one thawing liquidities by paying the 2.1 billion euros it owes to SMEs and of which only a small part was delivered since the promise made in December.

“The state needs to operationalize the guaranteeing fund, the Exim Bank and CEC capitalizations and the clearance of the reinvested profit tax,” added Nicolescu.