The Attorney General’s salary has increased by more than €15,000 in the space of a year, MP Jason Azzopardi has claimed, using government-issued legal notices to prove his allegation.
“I’m not looking to criticise the increase, but I have to ask why the increase did not apply to the salaries of the other lawyers who work in the office?” Azzopardi wrote on social media.
It remains as yet unclear what is behind the massive increase. However, the figures quoted also run contrary to what has been previously reported.
Through a series of freedom of information requests, MaltaToday reported that in 2015 the AG’s salary stood at a whopping €78,955, including all perks and benefits.
This is not the first time Azzopardi has raised questions about salary increases. A few weeks ago he claimed that the government had secretly increased the salaries of junior ministers.
However, this was later revealed that discrepancies were over junior ministers filing their asset declarations incorrectly.