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Government changes the reforms to please the socially weak

IN THEIR efforts to fine-tune some of the social reforms, the ruling coalition will try to help pensioners, self-employed people and the socially weak, the Hospodárske noviny daily reported.

Political analysts suggest that the real reason behind the fine-tuning is the coalition's fight for voter sympathy.

Changes will be mostly made to the pension reform and the bureaucracy that makes the lives of the self-employed more difficult.

Coalition politicians are ready to admit that some of the reforms the government has implemented have weaknesses that surfaced only when the reforms were put into practice.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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