A clarifying written statement was issued by the former Attorney General Costas Clerides, on the occasion of the decision of the Council of Ministers, to increase the compensation to be paid to the Chairman and Members of the Investigative Committee for Exceptional Naturalizations, and references to media in his own intention, which I had expressed to the Aresti Research Committee for the Collapse of Cooperation regarding the possibility of some increase in the amount of compensation to which the President and its Members would be entitled.
Mr. Clerides states that the investigation into the possibility of increasing the compensation of the Chairman and Members of the Aresti Committee, whom he had appointed as Attorney General, “was not done simply because of the heavy workload that the Commission had to handle, or because a second three-month extension would be required to complete its work. “
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As the former Attorney General explains, “the volume of work was foreseen from the beginning and the compensation was also known to amount to the amount of € 10,000 set by the Minister of Finance in his current circular. However, given the fact that when the Commission adopted the Law on Research Committees, as it was then, it provided that the total duration of the work of the Commission and therefore the employment of the Commissioners was a maximum of 6 months, ie two three-month deadlines, while later with “A three-month extension was added to the amendment of the Law, which could not have been known when the Commissioners accepted their appointment. I considered it fair to offer them some additional compensation, which, however, they did not accept”, concluded Mr. Clerides.