MPs’ and ministers’ wages will depend on the economy, Radičová announces

As of January, the salaries of politicians employed by the state will reflect the state of public funds, Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová told journalists during a short break in the Coalition Council meeting on Tuesday, September 21. She went on to say that the mechanism should be effective over the long term, and that politicians’ wages will depend on economic results: if there is a deficit, their wages will go down; if it is in surplus, their wages will go up. The prime minister described this as “direct responsibility for public funds.”

As of January, the salaries of politicians employed by the state will reflect the state of public funds, Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová told journalists during a short break in the Coalition Council meeting on Tuesday, September 21. She went on to say that the mechanism should be effective over the long term, and that politicians’ wages will depend on economic results: if there is a deficit, their wages will go down; if it is in surplus, their wages will go up. The prime minister described this as “direct responsibility for public funds.”

MPs’ and ministers’ salaries will be decreased by a little over ten percent next year. “They will be motivated to manage public funds well,” Radičová told the SITA newswire. Her salary will be lowered by eleven percent in 2011, representing approximately €600 per month. This mechanism will not apply to judges. “We could not include judges in this criterion. They do not participate on formation of public funds. A different mechanism will be proposed for them,” the prime minister announced.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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