Mayors in Slovakia will get lower salaries and severance payments from next month in the wake of legislation submitted to parliament by the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party and passed by 77 votes out of 78 on Tuesday, April 5.
A number of opposition Smer MPs announced before the vote that, as mayors or city councillors, they would abstain due to an apparent conflict of interest. The newly approved law introduces 10-percent cuts in all mayoral salaries and will affect incumbents, the TASR newswire wrote. However, municipal councils will be able to raise salaries for mayors by up to 70 percent from the basic salary if they see fit.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Apr 2011 at 10:00