Kratovo, 26th July 2014 (MIA) – In October, salaries of the public administration will be higher, and pensions will be increased next year, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski said on Saturday when posed a question following the inspection over the construction works of the landslide at Kratovo.

He stressed that despite the big challenges they face at economic level in the region and worldwide, leading to reduction of pensions in several countries, Government of the Republic of Macedonia manages to both preserve the macroeconomic stability and increase the salaries and pensions.

– Not long ago, Serbia announced that it has reduced the salaries and pensions by 10%, and Portugal has done the same. In some countries, taxes on pensions are introduced, but we are far away from such thing. Sound economic policies will not only prevent such events, but we will also help us to realize what we promised to the citizens, and that is increase of government wages, starting with salary in October this year, Stavreski said.

Pensions, as he added, will be increased next year.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance stressed that given such economic policies, the Government will further preserve macroeconomic and fiscal stability.

In times when there are unpopular and hard measures in the other countries, worsening the living standard of the citizens, we manage to cope with hard challenges and provide for real growth of the income, being financed from the Budget, Stavreski explained.

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