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Govt Pushes Ahead with Austerity Budget Despite Union Protests

Ljubljana, 5 April - The government adopted at its regular session on Thursday an austerity budget envisaging EUR 1.1bn in savings over the valid budget. The motion was sent to parliament despite a lack of consensus with the trade unions on the proposed savings.

Ljubljana
A session of the Economic and Social Council dedicated to austerity measures.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the Economic and Social Council dedicated to austerity measures.
Pictured: Prime Minister Janez Janša and president of the council, Jože Smole (right).
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the Economic and Social Council dedicated to austerity measures.
Pictured: Branimir Štrukelj, the head of the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions, and ZSSS leader Dušan Semolič (right).
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the Economic and Social Council dedicated to austerity measures.
Pictured: Branimir Štrukelj, the head of the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions, and ZSSS leader Dušan Semolič (right).
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the Economic and Social Council dedicated to austerity measures.
Pictured: Prime Minister Janez Janša and president of the council, Jože Smole (left).
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A government session on the austerity budget.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A government session on the austerity budget.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A government session on the austerity budget.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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