MPs give thumbs-down to golden handshakes

Only seven members of parliament voted yesterday in favour of increasing end-of-term bonuses for MPs from five to eight months’ wages, while 17 supported an amendment giving MPs free air transport. Neither change came close to passing in the 150-seat chamber, while a proposal to give MPs lifelong stipends was in the end not submitted by a group of MPs with union backgrounds, and who are near the end of their working careers. The Slovak public reacted furiously in February when it first heard of the draft amendments.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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