Coalition agrees on lower salaries for constitutional officials

The leaders of the four parties of the centre-right governing coalition in Slovakia met on Tuesday, September 14, to discuss details of government spending cuts and nominations for posts in the state administration. Prime Minister Iveta Radičová told reporters after the Coalition Council meeting that the leaders had agreed that the salaries of all constitutional officials in Slovakia would be reduced by at least ten percent.

The leaders of the four parties of the centre-right governing coalition in Slovakia met on Tuesday, September 14, to discuss details of government spending cuts and nominations for posts in the state administration. Prime Minister Iveta Radičová told reporters after the Coalition Council meeting that the leaders had agreed that the salaries of all constitutional officials in Slovakia would be reduced by at least ten percent.

She told the SITA newswire that pay cuts would cover all 2,600 constitutional officials, including judges. The Finance Ministry has yet to prepare calculations of possible differentiated reductions in the salaries of different types of state officials. “We have prepared two proposals. I can assure you that each of the versions will lead to a reduction of salaries by at least ten percent,” she said. “We have two alternatives for how to proceed. We will choose one of them next week at the Coalition Council.”

All partners agreed with Most-Híd’s nomination of former Economy Ministry state secretary Eva Šimková as director of the Slovak Land Fund (SPF).

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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