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Parliament to Conduct Second Reading of Pension Bill Next Week


The decision comes a week after the pension reform bill was confirmed in first reading although negotiations with the social partners are still ongoing.

The second reading was requested by the coalition, which said the measures needed to be implemented as soon as possible to "prevent irreparable consequences on the functioning of the state".

The government has said it wants to have the pension reform package adopted by the end of the year, arguing that the new provisions kicking in next year were vital to making the 2013 budget sustainable.

The social partners have been meeting several times a week lately in an attempt to reach consensus on pension reform, but many issues remain open.


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