The Lithuanian government's proposed tax and pension system reform has begun stalling after reaching the parliament.
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

Several bills regarding the so-called tax reform may be separated from the overall package and passed by the end of the Seimas spring session, with the remaining legislation to be postponed until the fall.

The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) and its junior government coalition partner, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labor Party (LSDDP), expect to assess the government's proposals on an overhaul of the pension system by September 1.

The Seimas on Thursday appointed a working group of six lawmakers and four experts to analyze the government’s pension reform plan and to give their opinion and proposals on how to improve the proposed changes.

The discussions center on two proposals related to the state social insurance fund Sodra's revenue. The first is to reduce the social insurance contribution rate by 2 percentage points and the second is to use state budget funds, rather than the social security system funds, to pay basic pensions.

The working group will include Social Security and Labor Minister Linas Kukuraitis and the heads of the parliament's committees on budget and finance and on social affairs and labor.

Stasys Jakeliūnas, chairman of the Committee on Budget and Finance, says that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and the heads of the LVŽS and LSDDP) political groups in the Seimas have approved the appointment of the working group.

According to Jakeliūnas, the pension reform is unlikely to be launched until 2020.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Smaller Seimas would easier succumb to control by large agribusinesses - MP Armonaitė

Aušrinė Armonaitė , Member of the Seimas, claims that the initiative of the Government to reduce...

Lithuania to hold referendum to cut size of parliament

The Lithuanian parliament decided on Feb 14 to hold a referendum to cut size of the country's...

Ruling party and PM seek to undermine authority of the president

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis was surprised by President Dalia Grybauskaitė 's decision not to...

President rejects environment minister candidate, PM lashes out (1)

The Lithuanian president rejected on Wednesday the candidacy of Irma Gudžiūnaitė for the...

Nausėda calls for "new political culture", less confrontation

Lithuania's presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda introduced his electoral campaign team and...