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The judiciary blocks the budgetary constraints

31 January 2014 / 19:01:10  GRReporter
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Also very important is the finding that the court is now considering and deciding on complaints that have been filed over the past ten years.

Costs of uniformed staff

The budget costs for the implementation of the court decision regarding the uniformed staff start from 300 million euro but if they affect other payroll tables this will create huge holes in the treasury.

The decision opens the way for appeals on the part of other categories of employees such as university teachers, physicians, priests, researchers, etc., whose salaries have been also reduced.

Based on unofficial data from the Ministry of Finance, the refunding of the uniformed staff retroactively for the period August 2012-December 2012 would cost 90 million euro and the sum required for 2013 would amount to 230 million.

However, we should not forget the retired uniformed employees whose pensions will increase automatically, their cost being estimated at 100 million euro. This will be followed by additional costs of 70 million euro if the decision of the State Council considers as unconstitutional the freezing of the increases which followed the freezing of the increases in the ranks of the uniformed staff.

Finally, it should be noted that, by virtue of other judgments, in 2014 the Ministry of Finance should refund 200 million euro to the magistrates.

 

Tags: State CouncilFiscal policyBudget constraintsMinistry of Finance
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