Labour Minister Rop Assumes One-Year Leadership in Economic-Social Council
Ljubljana, 11 February - ECONOMIC/SOCIAL/COUNCIL/BUDGET/PENSIONS
The Economic-Social Council continued the debate on the draft 1998 budget at its session on Wednesday that was also attended by Finance Minister Mitja Gaspari. Social partners addressed the pensions and disability insurance bill introduced in parliament for fast-track adoption by the pensioners' DeSUS party member Ivan Kebrič. The session also marked the expiry of the trade unions' one-year presidency in the Economic-Social Council, which is to be led for one year by a government representative. ESC presidency was thus taken over by Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Anton Rop.
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