Government delays decision on Trajtenberg report

Israel Beiteinu is averse to discussing c'tee's recommendations in upcoming government meeting, says given no time to prepare.

October 2, 2011 19:25
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Israel Beiteinu MK Stas Meseznikov [file]

311_Stas Meseznikov. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem / The Jerusalem Post)


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Israel Beiteinu scored a victory on Sunday after successfully persuading the government to delay a vote on the recommendations of the Trajtenberg Committee for Socioeconomic Change's report, arguing that ministers need more time to fully review the committee's findings.

Earlier Sunday, Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to postpone Monday's government meeting on the Trajtenberg Committee report.

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"In the name of Israel Beiteinu and its five ministers, I am notifying you of our firm opposition to a discussion of the Trajtenberg Committee's recommendations at the coming government meeting," Meseznikov wrote.

The report, released last Monday, lists the findings of a committee headed by Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, who was appointed by Netanyahu to recommend socioeconomic reforms following this summer's protests.

"It is unthinkable from a professional and practical standpoint to discuss and adopt recommendations from such an important report with no time to prepare," the Tourism Minister explained.

Meseznikov wrote that the report was released right before Rosh Hashana, making it difficult for ministers to properly prepare for the government meeting.
"I am sure that you also think that it would take a bit longer than a day and a half of studying the report in order to decide on the future socioeconomic policies of the State of Israel, which will influence the fate of so many families in Israel," he added.
Meanwhile, the Trajtenberg plans to attend a meeting of the Knesset Finance Committee on Tuesday, during which his recommendations will be reviewed.

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