MPs’ salaries, which haven’t been increased in line with prices for the past two years, will be unfrozen in order to provide scope for their reduction, according to a government decision on Wednesday, November 17.
However, the bill still needs revamping – especially with respect to MPs’ lump-sum allowances – and this should be done at the upcoming parliamentary session at the end of the month. Parliament earlier this month decided that MPs’ salaries should be reduced by two times the public finance deficit in percentage terms.
The government expects that the unfreezing will allow a 15.6-percent reduction in MPs’ salaries in 2011. The changes in MPs’ salaries will in turn impact the salaries of the president, cabinet members, judges, chairs and vice-chairs of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ), the general prosecutor and others whose salaries are linked to MPs’ salaries.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Nov 2010 at 15:00