Compromise on Pension Freeze Remains Elusive

Ljubljana, 21 September - A consensus on the planned pension freeze remains elusive even after Monday's meeting of the ruling coalition, so talks will continue. The junior Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) remains opposed to the freeze, while the prime minister insists agreement must allow for the sustainability of public finance.

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National Assembly Deputy Speaker Milan Potrc arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Prime Minister Borut Pahor arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Borut Sajovic, head of Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy group, arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Justice Minister Ales Zalar arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Prime Minister Borut Pahor arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Prime Minister Borut Pahor arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Environment Minister and head of the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) Karl Erjavec (left) and head of the DeSUS deputy group Franc Znidarsic (right) arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Labour, Family and Social Affairs Minister Ivan Svetlik arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Prime Minister Borut Pahor (right) and his adviser Simona Dimic (left) arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Defence Minister Ljubica Jelusic arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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Development Minister Mitja Gaspari arriving at the meeting of the ruling coalition.
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