Coalition parties to conclude negotiations this week


The government parties have agreed to wrap up negotiations on the future of their three-party coalition by the end of this week, the chairmen of the parties’ parliamentary clubs announced Wednesday. The main issue of cabinet posts for the junior Public Affairs party has reportedly not been resolved, and the parties are further debating an amendment to the coalition agreement demanded by Public Affairs. They have however agreed that an office within the Finance Ministry looking into politicians’ affairs will remain there, but be run by a separately named individual. They also agreed to support taxation of gambling as a key task.