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Opposition Warns Austerity Budgets Threat to Recovery

Ljubljana, 5 December - Opposition MPs voiced concern about the 2013 and 2014 budgets Wednesday, warning that austerity was hampering the recovery. The coalition, meanwhile, believes the budgets are an appropriate response to the country's fiscal position.

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Ministers in attendance as the National Assembly debates the budgets for the coming two years.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič (standing) tells MPs austerity budgets will not hamper economic growth despite curbing the budget deficit below 3% of GDP.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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The deputy faction of the ruling Democrats (SDS) in consultation during a parliamentary session dedicated to the budgets for the coming two years.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Ministers in attendance as the National Assembly debates the budgets for the coming two years.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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