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Politicians to avoid higher premiums

Politicians will be exempted from a rule requiring anyone who earns more than Sk56,000 a month from paying higher social insurance premiums, the Pravda daily reported on July 12.

Starting January 1, people who earn that amount will be required to pay higher premiums to social security provider Sociálna Poisťovna, and higher taxes.

Politicians' basic salaries account for only half of their monthly income, but that they will pay insurance premiums only based on that sum, Pravda reported.

The Finance Ministry said there are currently no plans to introduce the same terms for politicians and high earners.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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