Czechs who worked in Slovakia to get pension top-ups

Czechs who worked in Slovakia or for Slovak firms prior to the split of Czechoslovakia look set to see their old-age pensions brought up to the level of those received in the Czech Republic. The Senate’s Constitutional and Legal Committee on Wednesday approved the change, which will see such retirees receive a supplement to their Czech pensions. A European Union court had ruled that such top-ups contravened EU practice; however, the Czech Constitutional Court said the EU had made no provision for pension disparities in the case of the breakup of a shared state.

Author: Ian Willoughby