Presidents in the region earn far above national average

Presidents in the region earn far above national average

Presidents in the region earn far above national average Izvor: Pixabay (ilustracija)

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.

Slovenian president, according to his property record, receives EUR 3,322 every month, contrary to Vucic, who receives three times less – EUR 1,083 as a state president.

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

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

Averagely, Bosnia's presidency members earn EUR 3,091 per month. The Presidency members Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic and Mladen Ivanic receive EUR 2,862, 2,874 and 3,536 per month, 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 Preventing the Corruption but that his predecessor was getting some EUR 2,420 per month, which might be Djukanovic's monthly wage too.

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

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

The daily wrote that the presidents' salaries exceed the country's average 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 receive Slovenians and Croatians, while the lowest are the salaries in Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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