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Pension rise finalised at 6 percent

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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