Ministers' pay and allowances
Ministers' pay and allowances are defined in the act on pay to Members of Parliament. A minister's salary equals the sum payable to the deputy speaker of Parliament minus five per cent. The salary paid to the prime minister equals that paid to the speaker of Parliament minus five per cent. Currently, ministers receive EUR 9,242.55 per month and the prime minister EUR 11,091.25 per month.
Ministers serving as MPs are also entitled to MPs' pays and allowances. Parliament, however, deducts half of the pay and allowances from an MP appointed as a minister.
A minister receives a salary as of the day when he/she assumes ministerial responsibilities. The right to salary expires upon acceptance of the minister's resignation or the time at which the minister is considered to have resigned from his/her ministerial duties.
The Administration Unit in the Department for Administration and Specialist Services at the Prime Minister's Office can be contacted for information about ministers' pay and allowances.