President Rudolf Schuster was angered to see his name linked with the newest proposal for rising the pensions for ex-presidents to over Sk100,000 (€2,440), the daily SME wrote.
Schuster said it was the initiative of ex-president Michal Kováč, who feels that the money he receives [Sk24,000 (€585) plus a car with a driver] is not enough for him.
Schuster said he would settle for a normal pension, not a presidential one. He also stressed that he could live on the same amount of money as most of Slovakia’s citizens.
Speaker of Parliament Pavol Hrušovský was surprised to hear Schuster's claims. He explained that, in fact, it was Schuster who originally came up with the idea of rising the ex-presidential pensions and that a written proposal for a monthly Sk75,000 (€1,830) came from the presidential office.
Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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14. Jan 2004 at 10:32