After the Constitutional Court has confirmed the cut in the politician’s pension Heinz Schaden of the former Salzburg Mayor (SPÖ), Schaden will now turn to the Court of Human Rights.
In addition, the former long-term mayor will renegotiate the settlement with the city of Salzburg on the reimbursement of legal fees in the SWAP process. Heinz Schaden’s Polit-Pension would have been 5,300 euros gross, had it not been reduced as a result of the conviction in the SWAP trial. A cut that the constitutional judges have now confirmed.
Damage doesn’t want to give up
Salzburg’s ex-mayor does not give up. “That is very bitter for me, because I had very much hoped for the Constitutional Court. I have already spoken to my lawyer today and we will definitely bring this case to the European Court of Human Rights, ”said Schaden.
Damage Polit-Pension: Around 1,000 euros gross
According to the current status, damage from his political pension receives a little more than 1,000 euros gross per month – that corresponds to around a fifth of the amount that he had actually expected. With this in mind, Schaden also wants to unravel the settlement he made with the City of Salzburg about the repayment of the legal and expert fees in the SWAP process.
Damage will not cancel the settlement, but renegotiate the amount. He should have paid 250,000 in legal and expert fees if he had received his political pension in full. “The city’s two lawyers and my lawyer will have talks there soon.”
Open to compromise? Preuner did not commit himself yet
Salzburg’s ÖVP mayor Harald Preuner has not yet wanted to decide whether he can imagine a compromise. He said that now the lawyers would have their say.