PM meets with opposition leader

Prime Minister Petr Nečas and opposition leader Bohuslav Sobotka met on Friday to debate the pension reform and ways of curbing the election campaign expenditures of political parties, which the cabinet would like to push through Parliament. The opposition has long complained that it was not consulted in advance about key reform bills and has threatened to block them in the Senate where it has a majority. Mr. Sobotka said that the talks had also covered the ongoing political situation, but declined to provide any details. The meeting comes amidst speculation regarding growing problems within the centre-right governing coalition.