LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenian centre-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said on Friday that his minority government will quit if parliament does not pass its 2019 budget plan in March but that it was holding talks with various factions to secure their support.
In an interview with Reuters, Sarec also said the government planned to introduce a pension reform later this year and hoped to remove some of the bureaucratic hurdles facing potential foreign and domestic investors.
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Sarec’s coalition government, which holds 43 out of 90 parliamentary seats, adopted a draft 2019 budget last week expecting a budget surplus of 0.5 percent of GDP and a spending increase of 4.8 percent to 10.2 billion euros compared to an earlier budget plan made by the previous government.
“We can do nothing without the budget. If there is no budget there will be a (parliamentary) election,” Sarec said in the interview.
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