Court invalidates part of pension system as of September 2011

The Czech Constitutional Court has invalidated, as of September 2011, a part of the pension system that puts people with higher salaries at a disadvantage. The proposal for it to be invalidated came from the regional court in Ostrava on the grounds of numerous complaints. The Constitutional Court had been deliberating the matter since 2007. The 2011 deadline invalidating this part of the pension law will force the two chambers of Parliament to amend the law by that date. Finance Minister Eduard Janota has said this must be the task of the next government.