Finance Minister Igor Matovic has proposed rewarding people over the age of 60 with vouchers for € 500 with vouchers worth € 500.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Igor Matovic during a press conference at which he presented a proposal to support vaccination.
The voucher will be given to those who can be vaccinated with the third dose of covid vaccine. “If there is good will, we are ready for the parliament to discuss this change in a shortened legislative procedure on Tuesday next week,” Matovič said.
This is a proposal that has only 73 deputies in the coalition so far. The head of the We Are Family Boris Kollár called on opposition deputies to support this proposal. We are a family despite this offer, it remains clear that mandatory vaccination is not the way to go. “We try to be responsible and get as many people on board as possible so that they can be vaccinated,” Kollár said.
According to Matovič, the goal is to have a total of one million people over the age of 60 vaccinated by Christmas. The operations could thus receive up to EUR 500 million through vouchers for their services. “These are the operations that suffered the most in the first, second and will suffer in the third wave. These are hotels, restaurants, theaters, galleries, museums and in the sector of hairdressing, manicure, gym and the like, “said Matovič, adding that together they are to have more than 100,000 establishments throughout Slovakia. According to him, the vouchers could be used in March next year.
SaS was against
“Either we take such a step and get rid of the covenant in the future, or we do not do so and pay much more for damages and health care,” Matovič said, adding that the idea should be “paid for from the savings we should pay on covid losses.” “.
Matovic said that the coalition SaS is against the 500-euro support. Richard Sulík’s party proposed support of only 150 euros per person. “SaS claims that the proposal, which would concern a larger amount, will veto,” Matovič said.
According to the minister, they are starting to turn the issue of vaccination support into a value issue. “If the coalition sees vaccination as a life-saving measure, the right of veto does not apply to such a proposal,” Matovič said, recalling that, as finance minister, he had been commissioned to come up with a proposal for compensation for operations.
Veronika Remišová (for the people) came up with a similar proposal on Thursday, saying that the coalition was still to negotiate.
Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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