PSD Deputy Costel Lupașcu wants an additional tax on foods and drinks with a high sugar content, saying he is worried about the alarming increase in the number of obese children.
“I am thinking of a law for overcharging foods and beverages with a high sugar content. There are such regulations in the United States, Great Britain, France and other states. The World Health Organization recommends that all countries apply such a tax. There is also evidence that such measures have led to lower consumption of these products. Obviously, before initiating a legislative proposal, I will consult with the other party colleagues and the PSD Group of the Chamber of Deputies.” (press release, 5 May 2017)
Born in 17 July 1976, in Dărăbani, Botașani county
He is at his first deputy mandate. Member of the Health and Family Committee starting April 2017. Previous member of the Foreign Politics Committee. He is co-author of 12 legislative proposals, on administrative subjects.
He contributed to the electoral campaign for 2016 parliamentary elections with RON 20,000 (4.444€). He entered the Parliament by redistribution of votes, standing on the 5th position.
Former president of the Health Insurance House in Botoșani