Brnabic: Civil servant salaries and pensions will go up by 20%

Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said that she expects inflation to be 11 percent by the end of the year, which is at the EU level, as well as that she expects the growth of public sector salaries and pensions to be higher than that.

She stated on Radio and Television of Serbia that from January 1, the army and police will have 25% higher salaries, while the salaries in the public sectors and pensions will go up by 12 and 20 percent, respectively.

“Today is a good day for pensioners, because we have increased pensions by nine percent, and from January 1, another increase of 12.1 percent will follow,” said Brnabić.

She added that the government is not giving up on the goal promised in the election campaign that by 2026, the average salary in Serbia will be 1,000 euros and the average pension will amount to 500 euros.

“By the end of this year, the average salary in Serbia will be above 700 euros, and the average pension next year will be around 322 euros, so we are on the right track to fulfil what we promised by the end of 2025,” Brnabić added.

She said that at the meeting with the IMF, she was told that Serbia’s economy is very resilient, but not unbreakable.

At the meeting with the IMF representatives, Serbia discussed a standby arrangement of 2.45 billion euros, which the Serbian government plans to use for the implementation of large-scale projects.

According to the PM, GDP growth will be lower than planned, and she hopes it will be around three percent.

(Nova, 02.11.2022)

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