The annual increase in pensions was yesterday set at 5 percent by the government. The basic old-age pension will be Sk6,400 (€157) a month from July.
Trades unions had asked for a rise of 10 percent, but the 5 percent rise is the most that social security provider Slovenská poisťovňa could afford without causing future financial problems, according to the Labour Ministry.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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6. May 2003 at 9:46