Albanian MPs complain about their salaries; here the privileges they have

 A survey conducted by the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) with 70 percent of MPs in the Albanian Parliament shows that half of their spouse (s) are employed in the state sector.

The survey conducted by the ISP includes the data of SP, PD, SMI and PDIU MPs, including the fact that some of them were notedly reserved.

Based on responses it turned out that one-third of the deputies state that their spouse is not engage in political parties or political leadership positions, and two-thirds are also outside politics, but in various public engagements. Only 2.9% confirm the opposite.

Albanian MPs complain about their salaries; here the privileges they have

Regarding labor relations, 8.8% of MPs claim to be unemployed, ie they have no contractual employment engagement in the state or in the private sector. While the rest of the respondents result in professions as economists and lawyers with11.8%, being businessman or engaged as lecturer in universities.

"Regarding the state-private engagements, it turns out that the MPs sposes employment in the state sector is dominant (50%) and 35% in private sector. The employment in the state sector is a feature expressed in all MPs, but with special emphasis on majority MPs, where the percentage in the state sector reaches up to 70% of the respondents, whereas the private employment is mostly indicative of a part of the opposition MPs," says the ISP survey.
Albanian MPs complain about their salaries; here the privileges they have

In the survey conducted directly with MPs in 2018, it turned out that 65% of MPs declared unequivocally their religious identity, while 35% declare it in mixed forms, atheists or religious beliefs mixed because of their different religious beliefs of their parents and personal preferences.

In order to identify a dominant religious belief for themselves, the answers were the most varied - from the "liberal Muslim" to the "converted Christian", "Protestant" and to the "The Albanian religion is Albanian".

While they are open to expressing their education, the Albanian MPs are more reserved with regard to their children's education.

Deputies were asked whether their children are studying internally or abroad, 2/3 of MPs refused to provide this information. Of those who provided information, it turned out that 26.5% of the deputies sent their children to high school or high schools within the country and 17.6% sent their children to schools abroad.

Among other responses the MPs provided different alternative variants, such as one year in the state and two years in private or some time abroad, but then in the schools at home. Overall, without the importance of details, the picture of the deputies shows that the preference was to send their children to private schools and that the percentage of those who have sent their children to schools abroad is relatively much higher compared to the voting population.

MPs want high salaries
As far as financial treatment is concerned, even though they have the highest salaries in Albania, the elected people say they are dissatisfied with their financial treatment. So 92 percent think they receive insufficient salaries, where 77 percent of them say they cannot afford the spendings with the actual salaries.

Even 44% of respondents oppose the current way and current salary calculation system by the Assembly because prevents them from holding regular electoral meetings, although most of them, nearly 85% have benefited from regular financial treatment, such as diets or royalties, extra payment except of their monthly salary of Lek 140,000 (€ 1150). The diets of the Chairperson, Deputy Chairpersons and MPs are at 4 percent of their monthly salary.
Albanian MPs complain about their salaries; here the privileges they have

Half of the respondents are against the penalties of the monthly salary in case of absence in the Parliament. As part of the privileges, 35 percent of MPs stated they had bought their car without paying the customs and 52% used the VIP room at Rinas Airport.

The privileges

Over 82% have diplomatic passports for their spouse (s)

Over 85% have benefited from regular financial treatment (diets, royalties, etc.)

Over 55% have available office offered by the Assembly

Over 35% have bought their cars without paying the customs 

Over 52% have used the VIP room in Rinas on their travels

Over 92% think that the salary they receive is inadequate

Over 44% are against the current system of salary calculation by the Assembly

Over 85% complain that the salary prevents regular electoral meetings

Over 77% can not afford to pay their spendings with their salary

Over 55% are against salary penalties in case of absence in the Assembly

Over 91% are pro the technical staff available to MPs in the Assembly

Over 85% require a personal parliamentary budget for their activities

Their knowledge nf laws  

Over 88% are informed about laws and acts of the Assembly

Over 88% are informed of the work schedule in the Assembly

Over 73% are informed of petitions addressed to the Assembly

Over 38% are not informed about the municipality / district calendar of works

Over 47% are not familiar with the agenda of government meetings

Over 73% are informed about the publications of the Assembly

Over 70% are informed about financial treatment in the Assembly

Over 47% did not make any proposals on the agenda

Over 41% were informed of the progress of their legal initiatives

Over 61% are informed of the progress of the requests in the Assembly

Over 70% are informed about the activities of the Assembly

About 30% are not informed of the financial costs of the laws they vote

One-third are not informed on the progress / implementation of voting laws

Over 29% are not informed of the progress of the resolutions adopted

Over 29% are not informed on cases of conflict of interest in the Assembly

Over 14% claim to have had personal cases of conflict of interest
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