The opposition parties grouped under the People's Platform (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union [SDKÚ], Christian-Democratic Movement [KDH] and Most-Híd) have submitted to parliament a proposal to summon a special session on the debt level.
Parliamentary Speaker Pavol Paška is now obliged to comply with the request and summon the session within a week. "The extraordinary session should discuss not only the condition in which Slovakia has found itself, not only the record-breaking debt level of the country, but also measures aimed at reducing the debt," said SDKÚ vice-chairman Ivan Štefanec on Thursday, June 27 to the TASR newswire. According to him, the situation is so alarming that it can be tackled only by means of extraordinary measures. He further noted that the country's public debt exceeded 52 percent of GDP last year. The People's Platform wants the government to pledge that it will prepare specific measures and vow that it will not draft legislative proposals that would increase the state debt.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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28. Jun 2013 at 10:00