STOCKHOLM, Sweden– Starting on November 1st, members of the Swedish Parliament are up for a pay raise. Members of Parliament are set to receive a 1,500 kronor increase this year raisinging salaries to 66,900 kronor ($7,350) a month.
“We look at the National Mediation Office’s statistics on wage setting, the National Institute of Economic Research’s reports and the Swedish Central Bank’s reports, and at salary trends over the course of the year,” Johan Hirschfeldt, head of the parliament’s salary department, told Swedish newswire TT.
The pay rise of around 2.3 percent is smaller than last year’s 1,600 kronor.
Sweden’s 349 newly-elected MPs started their term in office last month, following September 9th election.