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New rules for mayors’ salaries set

THE BASIC salary of mayors of towns and villages in Slovakia will be reduced by 10 percent and municipal councils will be prohibited from increasing their mayor’s salary by more than 70 percent over the basic amount, according to an amendment to the law on remuneration of mayors of towns and villages advanced by the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party. Parliament passed the amendment on April 6, the SITA newswire reported.

THE BASIC salary of mayors of towns and villages in Slovakia will be reduced by 10 percent and municipal councils will be prohibited from increasing their mayor’s salary by more than 70 percent over the basic amount, according to an amendment to the law on remuneration of mayors of towns and villages advanced by the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party. Parliament passed the amendment on April 6, the SITA newswire reported.

MPs also removed from the current legislation the option to award a monthly bonus to a mayor and restricts a mayor to severance pay of only three monthly salaries rather than the current five salaries, and permits severance pay only if a mayor has been in office for at least six months.

The amendment will affect currently sitting mayors. Within 20 days of the amendment’s effective date, May 1, a municipal council must meet and approve a salary for its mayor within the caps set by the amendment. SITA wrote that if this is not done, the mayor will receive only the basic salary defined by the law.


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