Bucharest - Romania's new Prime Minister Emil Boc, on the first day of his term Tuesday, announced the salaries of senior government officials would be reduced to a little less than one fifth.
In the current time of crisis, officials had to be the first to tighten their belts, Boc said.
The heads of administrations such as customs, aviation and state- owned enterprises such as power plants were among those affected. They would no longer earn up to
28,000 lei (10,040 dollars) per month, but up to a maximum of 4,800 lei.