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Czech republic  |  September 24, 2012 11:45:05

Sobotka: Social Democrats in the House will support the president's veto start of the second pension pillar


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Social Democratic Party on Monday welcomed the stance of President Vaclav Klaus, who vetoed legislation related to the start of the second pillar pension reform and outsourcing to private money funds. Mediafax agency said that party chairman Bohuslav Sobotka, with the Social Democrats support the president's veto.

"The CSSD long disagrees with the partial privatization of the pension system., Its representatives voted against the second pension pillar of both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate," Sobotka said, adding: "The second pillar is an expensive and risky experiment. Veto President will support and repeated voting Chamber of Deputies. "

"We call on the government to own due to disagreements about raising VAT and the President's veto of delayed start to the second pillar in 2015.Otherwise there is chaos and confusion when introduced, which is not yet ready or legislatively or administratively, "said the chairman of the strongest opposition party, unless otherwise indicated.

The president of his veto on Monday informed through a letter boss Deputies Miroslava Nemcova (ODS). A similar reform amendment would not it be "forcefully pushed through."

Václav Klaus to change the pension system, according to their words do not match "for completely different reasons than the parliamentary opposition." Pension reform, according to the head of state a fundamental change in the social system, which has a long term effect and affects every citizen. Therefore, its contents, preparation and implementation require at widest consensus. "In this case, such a consensus in the scientific sphere, in the political arena and in society does not exist," said the president.

Klaus pointed out that the government's pension reform proposal rejected in the House and Senate with him managed to approve only a very narrow majority the current government coalition. "Punching Power key changes this Parliament does not give good prospects for its long-term sustainability and stability conditions for the next possible political constellations," added Klaus and urged the House for further consideration of this legislation.

The second pillar of the pension reform, according to the government's plans start from 1 January next year. The presidential veto MEPs will vote again at the end of October. New citizens to take three percentage points from the mandatory contributions to social insurance redirecting to private pension funds. Must add to them but the other two percent of their.

Jan Kálal, kalal@mediafax.cz

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