Coalition standoff ends with People's Union victory

  • 2003-12-04
  • By Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - The People's Union got most of its demands after a two-week standoff with coalition partners that threatened to capsize the government and the 2004 budget. The party signed an agreement on Nov. 27 with Res Publica and the Reform Party according to which the much-ballyhooed income tax decrease would be postponed by one year and the number of social benefits would be increased."The working peace has been restored," said Prime Minister Juhan Parts after almost a four-hour meeting with Siim Kallas of the Reform Party and Villu Reiljan of the People's Union."We've signed the agreement ...
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