The blockade of the special session is over. MPs discussed 13th month pensions only

The two previous attempts to discuss the proposals were marred by opposition MPs blocking the desk.

A special parliamentary session on February 20, 2020.A special parliamentary session on February 20, 2020. (Source: TASR)

The special session started in parliament on its third day, after the protesting opposition MPs left the speaker’s desk. Despite this, the lawmakers did not manage to get through the whole agenda.

MPs were to debate three draft laws approved by the government and adopt them in a fast-track procedure. This includes higher child allowance, 13th month pensions, and scrapping highway stickers. They were also expected to adopt a resolution on the Istanbul Convention.

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Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer) opened the special session. He had to use one of the side speech stands brought to the assembly hall as several opposition MPs continued to block the main stand.

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