Governing parties reject opposition's anti-crisis proposals

The three governing-coalition parties - Smer, the Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) - at a meeting on Tuesday, February 3, rejected two opposition proposals for tackling the effects of the economic crisis, opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) caucus leader Stanislav Janiš said after the session.

The three governing-coalition parties - Smer, the Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) - at a meeting on Tuesday, February 3, rejected two opposition proposals for tackling the effects of the economic crisis, opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) caucus leader Stanislav Janiš said after the session.

"We proposed that two points be added to the (next) parliamentary session - a debate on measures aimed at strengthening the economy and creating new jobs during the economic crisis, and measures aimed at reducing energy dependency on Russia. Both proposals were rejected," Janiš told the TASR newswire.

According to Janis, if the opposition isn't able to get the proposals included on the schedule of the 32nd ordinary parliamentary session, the SDKÚ, and the other two opposition parties in parliament, the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) and Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH), will discuss the possible convening of an extraordinary parliamentary session to deal with the issue.

The speaker of parliament, Pavol Paška (Smer), accused the opposition parties of pursuing politics with its proposals. "I don't know why we should need special time in the schedule," he said. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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