Kosovo opposition MPs keep blocking economic recovery law - Gazeta Express

Gazeta Express

25/11/2020 13:51

Kosovo opposition MPs keep blocking economic recovery law

Gazeta Express

25/11/2020 13:51

Kosovo’s Parliament Committee on Budget and Transfers failed Wednesday to approve the Draft Law on Economic Recovery due to lack of quorum after opposition MPs are against the Government sponsored law aimed at recovering economy hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic.

The Parliament of Kosovo passed last month in the first reading the draft law on economic recovery on its seventh attempt. The Parliamentary procedures require another round of voting through relevant Committees before returning to the Parliament for the final approval.

The opposition parties of Vetevendosje and Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) are opposing the Draft Law which among other measures foresees withdrawal of ten percent of the pension savings to help ease the impact that pandemic had in country’s economy. The opposition considers that the Government’s measures are inadequate to face the economic crisis and have opposed the proposal to withdraw the pension savings. The ruling parties are facing with lack of support in the Parliament to pass the Government sponsored law. /GazetaExpress/