Costa Rican business leaders have expressed their dismay at the government’s apparent contradictions regarding the proposed agreement on fiscal issues and the strike threats made by public unions.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP):

Private Sector puzzled by attitude of the Executive Branch.

Alliance’s proposal eliminates excuses in order to address issues of expenses.
Executive may call for dialogue, but not give in to threats.

The statements made today by President Luis Guillermo Solis, and the Minister of the Presidency, Mr. Sergio Alfaro, regarding the counter proposal submitted by the Alliance of opposition parties in relation to the issue of fiscal rules, has left the business sector completely baffled.

The Executive Branch could have immediately eliminated the unhealthy excuses that have been put forward by Frente Amplio party and unions on acquired rights of workers and the elimination of jobs; but instead, the Minister of the Presidency today was extremely shy with a response and the President of the Republic, is only just analyzing it “thoroughly” while others are using the time to misinform the population


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