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Deal with Unions Will Not Raise Deficit, Minister Says

Ljubljana, 8 May - After the government reached a compromise agreement with the country's biggest confederation of trade unions, the ZSSS, regarding the omnibus austerity bill late on Monday, Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič asserted on Tuesday that no agreement would compromise the government's goal of lowering the budget deficit.

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The parliament Finance and Monetary Policy Committee discussing the proposed supplementary budget for 2012.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič at a session of the parliamentary Finance and Monetary Policy Committee dedicated to the proposed supplementary budget for 2012.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič at a session of the parliamentary Finance and Monetary Policy Committee dedicated to the proposed supplementary budget for 2012.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič (centre) at a session of the parliamentary Finance and Monetary Policy Committee dedicated to the proposed supplementary budget for 2012.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The parliament Finance and Monetary Policy Committee discussing the proposed supplementary budget for 2012.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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