Opposition will support several economic crisis measures

THE OPPOSITION parties offered their support for several measures that were taken by the Economic Crisis council, established by Prime Minister Robert Fico, SITA newswire informed.

THE OPPOSITION parties offered their support for several measures that were taken by the Economic Crisis council, established by Prime Minister Robert Fico, SITA newswire informed.

Most of these proposals had originally come from the opposition, Mikuláš Dzurinda, the leader of opposition Slovak Democratic Christian Union (SDKÚ), was quoted as saying by SITA. One of these is increasing the personal deductible on the income tax, which was proposed by Ivan Mikloš (SDKÚ) in August 2008.

“So we will support those measures, that really have an aim, at the upcoming session of the parliament,” Dzurinda said.

However, the opposition insists that some basic proposals are missing from those of the Economic Crisis council, SITA reported.

“We are convinced that the Slovak economy needs a strong stimulus,” Dzurinda said. “We all agreed that the basis of these measures must be found in decreasing the income tax rate, in decreasing social fund contributions, in making order in these complex contributions, as well as in the Labour Code.”

The opposition has also called for measures that would help save government expenditures.

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia to spend three Advent weekends with testing. President wants it to be voluntary

Seven candidates for the general prosecutor post approved. Acting general prosecutor steps down.

Installation of Christmas tree in Trnava

Who was behind the sale of one of the biggest banks in Slovakia

The largest law firms were involved in several innovative projects, too.

UK nationals in Slovakia advised to take action as end of transition period nears

UK Nationals should check the British Embassy's "Living in Guide" for the most up-to-date information.

Illustrative stock photo

Three rounds of testing should take place before Christmas

The first round will be nationwide and should take place in two weeks.