Pensions in Slovakia have increased by 36 percent in one decade.
The average old-age pension was at €459.50 at the end of July. The sum amounted to €337.40 back in July 2009, the Sociálna Poisťovňa state-run social insurer's data shows, as reported by the SITA newswire.
The number of people entitled to old-age pension has increased, from 929,000 retirees in July 2009 to 1,077,000 in July 2019. The Council for Budgetary Responsibility (RRZ) expects the figure to rise after the parliament adopted the constitutional law and thus capped the retirement age to 64 years.
The widowed and orphans
Sociálna poisťovňa sent higher pensions to widowers and widows in July of this year as well.
13. Aug 2019 at 14:15 | Compiled by Spectator staff