Serbia - Fiscal Council wants salaries kept frozen for 3 more years - March 31, 2016

The president of the Fiscal Council - an independent state body reporting to the National Assembly – stated that fiscal consolidation and reforms are being halted without first achieving the objectives for the recovery of the economy. He pointed out that the three-year government’s plan contains no credible measures that would reduce the current 3.7 percent deficit in order to reduce the public debt. According to him, the lay-off of more employees is not a measure that will bring success. On the contrary, it is necessary to keep salaries and pensions under control, that is: ‘frozen them’ in order to move toward the recovery of the economy in the next three years. He added that reforms of public enterprises had barely begun in 2015.

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