Prime Minister Emil Boc said that the 20% spending cut measure will also apply to internal travel, mobile phone and furniture expenses. Expenses related to medical services, drugs and sanitary equipment will remain unchanged.

Through the same emergency ordinance adopted Wednesday, the Government has put a cap on fuel consumption that will have to be halved by the end of the year. Therefore, a vehicle used by a minister will not consume more than 200 liters a month instead of 400 liters, while in central public administration institutions fuel consumption will be limited to 150 liters a month, instead of 300, and at prefectures and other county institutions and authorities, from 350 liters to 175 liters a month.

The provisions limiting fuel consumption will not apply to customs, Financial Guard, commodity shipping, ambulance and SMURD and school buses. Other fields such as defense, public order and national security will also not fall within the scope of the ordinance.

According to a report from the Court of Auditors, the chairman of Vrancea County Council, Marian Oprisan will benefit of unlimited fuel consumption, while the chairmen of county councils in Brasov, Caras-Severin, Harghita and Hunedoara will have a fuel consumption limit of 800 liters a month.