Senate returns pensions bill for re-drafting

The Senate has returned a government proposed amendment to the pensions’ law to the lower house after proposing several changes. The proposed bill would increase old age pensions for all, with a special focus on people over the age of 85.

Senators have proposed that instead of giving an extra 1,000 crowns a month to pensioners aged over 85, the state should provide the increase to all who have been in retirement for 25 years and more.

The Speaker of the Senate, Milan Stěch, warned against making insignificant changes, saying that a delay in the bill’s approval might jeopardize the projected increase in all pensions as of next year.