IRL Submits 1,000 Amendments to Parent Pension Bill ({{commentsTotal}})

IRL Chairman Urmas Reinsalu
IRL Chairman Urmas Reinsalu Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

New opposition party IRL, which had promised to institute an additional pension for parents while in power with the Reform Party, has made 1,000 proposals to the version of the bill drawn up by the new coalition.

The ruling coalition said they bill would postpone payments by three years, which received heavy criticism from IRL.

IRL said they will resort to filibustering tactics if the Reform Party and the Social Democrats do not agree to remove the clause postponing effects of the bill.

"Putting off the parent's pension will strip 226,000 pensioners of 86 million euros of pension money that they had counted on. For an average parent, it means forgoing 120 euros a year in supplementary pension, which comes to over 360 euros over three years." IRL Chairman Urmas Reinsalu said last week.