Slovak President, MPs and government officials get no salary increase in 2010

Slovak MPs, the president and members of the Slovak government will not have their salaries valorised in 2010 according to an amendment to the Income Tax Act that was signed by President Ivan Gašparovič last year, the TASR newswire wrote.

Slovak MPs, the president and members of the Slovak government will not have their salaries valorised in 2010 according to an amendment to the Income Tax Act that was signed by President Ivan Gašparovič last year, the TASR newswire wrote.

The measure was passed in parliament via an amending proposal submitted by Smer MP Jana Laššáková and supported by both opposition and coalition parliamentarians. The salary freeze should save the state €398,000. The move enjoyed consensus support by constitutional officials because of the constraints presented by the economic crisis, TASR wrote on January 3.

According to current legislation, a member of the Slovak Cabinet receives a monthly salary of 1.5 times an MP’s salary. A Slovak MP’s monthly salary is set at three times the national nominal average. In addition to the basic salary (and pay for committee work), MPs get perks such as expense allowances and a refund for other expenditures required by their post. In addition, they can use public transport and state-owned aircraft for free when travelling on business. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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