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New law means MPs will draw just one salary

DEPUTIES serving in more functions, like mayors or regional governors, will get only one full salary equalling their MP wage. 

(Source: SME)

For every other post they will get no more than the minimum wage which currently stands at €380, according to a change approved  by 112 MPs on February 4.

The new rules will become effective  after the 2016 parliamentary elections, the TASR newswire reported.

The changes will affect also members of the regional parliaments who serve as mayors. They should get the full mayoral salary and a bonus for serving as regional deputy which should not exceed the minimum wage. This rule will come into force after next municipal elections in 2018, TASR wrote.

The new rules will not affect members of municipal councils, including members of the councils in Bratislava and Košice districts as they mostly get no money.

The amendment should save the municipalities about €1,000-€2,600 a month, according to the SITA newswire.

The MPs also approved proposal submitted by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MP Juraj Droba based on which former presidents will get life-long pensions which will equal the monthly salary of MPs, which represents three times the average wage in national economy in previous year. Currently it stands at about €840.

Under the current rules they get €996 a month, car and one security guard.

The change will come into force as of next parliamentary elections, SITA wrote.

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