This year's pension rise was finally set at 6 percent by parliament yesterday, after months of speculation and arguments between the Finance Ministry and social security provider Sociálna poistovňa.
The cabinet had originally proposed a 5 percent rise.
The parliamentary opposition had been calling for rises of between 7 and 10 percent.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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23. May 2003 at 10:52