The government seems to be a long way from reaching an agreement on next year’s budget. Minister of Finance Igor Matovič sees the key proposals of two of his coalition partners as problematic. One concerns the parental bonus, which is insisted on by Minister of Labor Milan Krajniak (We Are a Family). This is one of the points of the pension reform, in which it also proposes linking retirement to life expectancy in the first pillar.
The head of finance Igor Matovič (OĽaNO), on the other hand, is asking the coalition to stabilize the pension system and, according to information from HN, is not even enthusiastic about his parental pension.
The second proposal, with which the Ministry of Finance does not agree, is to cover up high energy prices for industry from the envirofond. Richard Sulík (SaS) is pushing for this as the Minister of Economy. Sulík and Matovič are also catching up on the issue of debt versus the tax brake. Disagreements in the coalition on key points persist, even though the draft budget is already going to the government.
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