Govt Adopts Budget Bills, Backs Pension and Public Sector Cuts

Ljubljana, 29 September - The cabinet adopted on Tuesday the proposal for the 2010 and 2011 budgets, which envisages a 5.03% GBP deficit for 2010 and a gradual decrease in the following years. Meeting half-way, coalition parties agreed on a 50% harmonisation of pensions with wage growth. Also adopted was a bill proposal that would force a pay freeze onto the public sector.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Finance Minister Franc Krizanic (right) talking to the press after government's budget session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Finance Minister Franc Krizanic (right) talking to the press after government's budget session.
Photo: TRamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Finance Minister Franc Krizanic (right) talking to the press after government's budget session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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