Politics

Proposal would revoke monthly pay from absent MPs

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  • Starting next year, MPs could be ordered to pay back their stipends if they skip their official duties.
  • The proposal is backed by all eight parties in the Swedish parliament and is expected to be voted on this autumn.
  • Right now, lawmakers receive a monthly pay of SEK 69,900 that can be reduced if they are off for certain things like parental or sick leave.