Parliament approves cuts in MPs' salaries

Parliament on Thursday, December 2, passed an amendment to the Remuneration of Select Public Officials Act. The proposal, drafted by Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík (Freedom and Solidarity (SaS)), was supported by 78 out of the 145 MPs present, with 67 Opposition MPs choosing not to vote.

Parliament on Thursday, December 2, passed an amendment to the Remuneration of Select Public Officials Act. The proposal, drafted by Speaker of Parliament Richard Sulík (Freedom and Solidarity (SaS)), was supported by 78 out of the 145 MPs present, with 67 Opposition MPs choosing not to vote.

According to the amendment, MPs' salaries will be calculated by reference to the public finance deficit: if the deficit reaches seven or more percent, salaries will be cut by 15 percent of three times the average monthly nominal wage. If the deficit is between 5 and 7 percent, there will be a 10-percent reduction, and if the deficit is between 3 and 5 percent, MPs' salaries will go down by 5 percent. There will be no cut if the deficit is under 3 percent, the TASR newswire wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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