Pensions, referendum on table

  • 1999-10-14
RIGA - Opposition parties in Latvia's Parliament say they are ready to consider alternative amendments to the country's pension laws and possibly avoid a public referendum.Enough voters signed a petition last week that authorizes a referendum on controversial cuts to pension benefits proposed by the government in July.Egils Baldzens, faction leader of the Social Democrats, said that if the ruling parties are ready to take a step "toward the interests of the community, we will find the common denominator."Earlier this month, the ruling parties in the government - the People's Party, For Fath...
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