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PM Marković: Social Council is constantly working on law on pension and disability insurance, we regularly pay pensions that are highest in region

PM Marković: Social Council is constantly working on law on pension and disability insurance, we regularly pay pensions that are highest in region
Published date: 18.12.2019 15:42 | Author: PR Service

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Prime Minister Duško Marković, said in the Parliament earlier today that social dialogue in Montenegro is among the best ones in the region, and that the average salary and pension are the highest in the Western Balkans, except in Croatia and Slovenia - the EU member states.

Answering a question from Raško Konjević, MP from the Social Democratic Party, about why the public is being kept in the dark about the new Pension and Disability Insurance Law and whether it is going to be passed by the end of the year since the Social Council agreed on the content in the middle of the year, Prime Minister said that, according to the EU, social dialogue in Montenegro is among the best ones in the region and in Europe, and that he personally has recently took part in the session of the Social Council.

The Prime Minister noted that Montenegro's pension system is an important part of its economic, financial and social system and that many countries face the challenge of maintaining it.

The Prime Minister said that the said law had been worked on all year and that the dedicated work will be continued in the next year.

"Responsibility and commitment in the approach must prevail over the speed, because the passing of this law is also about addressing the issue of non-discrimination, the issue of the overall of our retirees, as the oldest and most deserving members of our society. The 2020 Draft Budget, which is in the parliamentary procedure, does not envisage funds for the implementation of the Law amending the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance, but the funds are to be provided for by the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund, in accordance with the current Law on Pension and Disability Insurance,” the Prime Minister explained.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO