Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček of the Social Democrats has asked the speaker of the lower house, Radek Vondráček, to call a special session of the Chamber of Deputies to debate the pensions bill that was recently returned by the Senate in view of proposed changes.
The bill envisages a pensions hike for all pensioners with a special focus on those older than 85. It needs to win approval by the end of August so that it may come into force on January 1 of next year.
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