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Czech court cancels cuts in judges' salaries

Czech court cancels cuts in judges' salaries

The Constitutional Court in the Czech Republic has canceled legislation that slashed judges' salaries by 4 percent for this year as part of austerity measures aimed at keeping the ballooning deficit down.
The court says the law was unconstitutional because the salaries must be "stable." It ruled Friday the judges must get their original salaries back, starting in October.
President Vaclav Klaus said the ruling could be hardly defended because it divides Czechs into two categories of citizens: the judges and the others.
Klaus repeatedly criticized last year's verdict by the court to cancel early elections scheduled for October and called on lawmakers to limit the court's powers in an address to Parliament earlier this week.


Updated : 2021-06-17 17:17 GMT+08:00