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Presidential salaries in the region are shocking

By  The Dubrovnik Times Aug 21, 2018

President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, has the highest monthly salary in the region, while his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, is the lowest paid chief of state, the Montenegrin media reported on Monday.

Slovenian president, according to his property records, earns €3,322 every month, with Serbia's Vucic on the other end of the scale getting three times less, or €1,083.

Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and some members of Bosnia and Herzegovina's tripartite Presidency receive on average over €3,000 per month, the Montenegrin daily newspaper Pobjeda reported.

According to the Croatia's Parliamentary Commission for Conflict of Interests, the president's net monthly salary amounts to €3,276.

On average, the three members of Bosnia's presidency earn €3,091 per month. Individually, Presidency members Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic, and Mladen Ivanic get €2,862, €2,874 and €3,536 per month respectivaly, according to the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The daily carried that President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic's monthly income has not been published by the Agency for Corruption Prevention, but that his predecessor was getting some €2,420 per month, which might be Djukanovic's monthly wage too.

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, according to Pobjeda, gets €2,873 every month.

The Presidents of Albania and Macedonia, Ilir Meta and Gjorge Ivanov, are paid less than €2,000 a month. While Macedonian head of the state gets €1,250, Albanian president receives €1,425.

The daily wrote that the presidents' salaries exceed the country's average salary multiple times. President of Kosovo and Bosnia Presidency members lead the way in receiving eight and seven times higher salaries than the average salary in their respective countries.

According to Montenegrin media, the official statistics say that the highest average salaries in the region are earned by Slovenians and Croatians, while the lowest are the salaries in Macedonia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

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