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Social Partners Agree Reform Necessary, But Unions Regret Haste

Ljubljana, 16 October - There was overarching agreement that reforms must be implemented as members of the ruling coalition met partners at the Economic and Social Council Tuesday to discuss structural reforms. But the debate showed deep-rooted differences amidst warnings by the unions that solutions should not be rushed.

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Head of the coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) arrives at a meeting bringing together members of the coalition and the Economic and Social Council.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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The heads of ZSSS and KSJS trade union confederations, Dušan Semolič (left) and Branimir Štrukelj, attend a meeting bringing together members of the coalition and the Economic and Social Council.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Head of the coalition People's Party (SLS) Radovan Žerjav speaks to the press before a meeting bringing together members of the coalition and the Economic and Social Council.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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PM Janez Janša (fourtht from right) at a meeting bringing together the coalition and members of the Economic and Social Council.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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