Korea′s rival political parties have agreed
to pass several pending bills at the extra parliamentary plenary session set to open
on Tuesday. Floor leader of the ruling Saenuri party Yoo
Seung－min and his opposition party counterpart Lee Jong－kul met Sunday and reached an agreement
on dealing with a package of bills awaiting their approval，…. including a revised
income tax bill aimed at allowing taxpayers to receive tax rebates owed to them by the
end of the month. They also agreed to pass a local finance bill
on childcare funding at Tuesday′s session. However， the two parties remain at odds
over the long－stalled bill on civil servants′ pension reform.
They′ve vowed to continue discussions on the issue during the May extra session which
starts from Monday.