President-elect Petr Pavel.
Prague – This morning, President Petr Pavel will meet the head of the opposition ANO parliamentary club, Alena Schillerová, and the first vice-president of the movement, Karl Havlíček, regarding the controversial government amendment to reduce the June valorization of pensions. Today, Pavel should also state his opinion on the draft, which has already been approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The representatives of ANO want to talk about the possible unconstitutionality of the reduction of the extraordinary valorization of pensions, due to the discussion in the state of legislative emergency in the Chamber or the retroactivity of the proposal. They consider this aspect more important than the effects of valorization on the state budget, Havlíček said on Sunday on Czech television.
Pavel had previously told CT that it would be correct for the Constitutional Court to assess the constitutional aspects of the amendment. If he were to veto it, the House would probably not have time to override his position in time. The cabinet points out that the draft must be in the collection by March 22, which is the last day for the issuance of the government order to increase pensions in June according to the current rules. by 760 crowns. According to the currently valid legal rules, it would be 1770 crowns on average. The Cabinet justifies the reduction by efforts to stabilize public finances this year and in the following years.