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Coalition adopts court ruling that restores judges' pay, others poised to follow
The coalition passed an amendment through Parliament this week which means it will have to pay judges an extra 70 million euros a year. It is a move that should help repair relations between the government and the judiciary but which has wider implications.
The legislation foresees judges’ wages returning to the same level as June 2012, when they were slashed by up to around a quarter. The new pay scale means that Supreme Court judges will be paid 4,134 euros per month gross. At the other end of the spectr...
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