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Presidential candidate Radičová suggests changes in economic crisis package

The government's package to deal with the effects of the global economic crisis and to support employment, which includes a measure that allows unemployed people who find a job to receive both their salary and welfare benefits at the same time, needs some adjusting, SDKÚ-DS vice-chair and joint opposition presidential candidate Iveta Radičová said on February 12.

The government's package to deal with the effects of the global economic crisis and to support employment, which includes a measure that allows unemployed people who find a job to receive both their salary and welfare benefits at the same time, needs some adjusting, SDKÚ-DS vice-chair and joint opposition presidential candidate Iveta Radičová said on February 12.

Radičová, who was talking to journalists, objected to the government's proposal that limits a combination of benefits and salary to a total equal to the minimum wage. She suggests raising the upper limit to the level of the average salary, the TASR wrote.

The former labour minister also proposed increasing the flexibility of another government measure via which allowances would be provided to companies under threat of closure due to a fall in orders. She proposed that the state would pay employees 60 percent of their normal salaries when they are forced to stay at home on a temporary basis, rather than the company.

In addition, Radicova thinks that the period currently set for 60 percent salaries (60 days) should be made more flexible, as there are differences between companies. While some might need to halt production for 20 days, others might have to do so for 80.

Parliament began the final debate on the Government's latest package of measures designed to lessen the impact of the crisis on January 12. The proposals, which were drawn up jointly by the Labour, Finance and Economy Ministries, are aimed at supporting employment and stimulating economic growth. TASR

b>Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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