0.8 C
Ljubljana
torek, 18 januarja, 2022

Minister Andrej Šircelj completely denied inaccurate news about the reduction of pensions, moreover, pensions are even expected to increase this year!

By: Sara Bertoncelj

Not only that the pensions will not be reduced by six percent, but they are expected to increase by almost six percent in 2021, and in the coming years by another two to three percent. This was announced today by the Minister of Finance Andrej Šircelj. He also denied the misleading reporting of some media, which claimed last week that there would be a reduction. More than obvious, SAB MP Alenka Bratušek was also wrong. She repeatedly expressed concern that pensions for pensioners would be reduced again by 25,000 percent – just as, according to her, this had already happened in 2012.

“And to start with pensions again, what I have already said, I apologise for repeating myself – they are expected to increase by a little less than six percent in 2021, which I do not think has been the case for a long time, if even has ever happened in the history of Slovenia. And in the coming years by two to three percent, that is planned. Of course, all inflation is also covered here, so there will be no problem with that. Because even if inflation was to happen, we have automatic stabilisers here, and of course it will not happen that pensioners would ever get realistically less in any case,” explained the Minister of Finance Andrej Šircelj and denied the allegations that have recently been spread by some media – saying that pensions in 2022 are expected to fall by six percent and more.

Last week, MP Marko Pogačnik, who denied the possibility of lowering pensions, also responded. He emphasised that this government has already shown that pensioners are one of its priorities and that they are aware of the weaknesses of this segment. In addition to Pogačnik, the head of the government advisory group, dr. Matej Lahovnik, also spoke up, pointing out that it is completely misleading to predict the reduction of pensions on the basis of lower budget expenditures for the pension fund, and described the reporting on the reduction of pensions as “fake news”. On the other hand, the president of the SAB party, Alenka Bratušek, insisted at the session of the National Assembly that the funds for pensions are supposedly being reduced by 230 million euros, which could lead to the pensions of pensioners being reduced again by 25 thousand percent.

Share

Latest news

Slovenia: Mountains claimed 5 lives at weekend

By: J.S., STA Slovenian mountains claimed five lives over the past two days in one of the deadliest weekends in years. Discounting those, a total of...

Marco Bonitta new coach of Slovenian women’s volleyball team

By: J.S.,STA The Slovenian women's volleyball team has a new coach, Italian expert Marco Bonitta, who has signed a two-year contract with the Slovenian Volleyball...

Slovenia end European Men’s Handball Championship campaign

By: P.T., STA Slovenia lost 32:33 to Montenegro to end their European Championship campaign in the group stage, placing third in Group A. After winning...

Sara Kern’s feature to compete at Berlinale

By: J.S., STA Sara Kern's debut feature Moja Vesna (My Vesna) will have its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, where it...

Related news

Slovenia: Mountains claimed 5 lives at weekend

By: J.S., STA Slovenian mountains claimed five lives over the past two days in one of the deadliest weekends in years. Discounting those, a total of...

Sara Kern’s feature to compete at Berlinale

By: J.S., STA Sara Kern's debut feature Moja Vesna (My Vesna) will have its world premiere at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, where it...

Minority organisation proposes new standing committee

By: P.T., STA The National Council of Carinthian Slovenians (NSKS), one of the main Slovenian minority organisations in Austria, proposes establishing a standing committee of...

Taxes collected last year up on 2020 and 2019

By: P.T., STA While much less tax revenue was collected due to the epidemic in 2020, last year again saw an upward trend, as the...
Share