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Golden Fiscal Rule Put on Hold

Ljubljana, 17 May - Government plans to amend the Constitution with a fiscal rule requiring that the budget be balanced or in surplus will be put on hold after the latest meeting of party leaders on Thursday evening failed to bring the opposition on board, leaving the government short of a two-thirds majority.

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PM Janez Janša tells reporters plans to amend the Constitution with a golden fiscal rule put on hold.
PHoto: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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PM Janez Janša tells reporters plans to amend the Constitution with a golden fiscal rule put on hold.
PHoto: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
SocDem leader Borut Pahor (right) and SD deputy group leader Janko Veber arrive at a meeting of party heads dedicated to the golden fiscal rule.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Positive Slovenia (PS) leader Zoran Janković speaks to reporters ahead of a meeting of party heads dedicated to the golden fiscal rule.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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People's Party (SLS) leader Radovan Žerjav arrives for a meeting of party heads dedicated to the golden fiscal rule.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Citizens' List president Gregor Virant arrives for a meeting of party heads dedicated to the golden fiscal rule.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) leader Karl Erjavec arrives for a meeting of party heads dedicated to the golden fiscal rule.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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