The Court of Auditors has convened and ruled that the retroactive pension cuts of uniformed officers, academics and national healthcare system directors are against the Constitution and conflict with the European Convention of Human Rights. The retroactive pension cuts were found to conflict with Constitutional provisions on equality, proportionality, meritocracy, ownership and others.

The ruling underlines that the coalition government’s initiative in August 2012 had “no legal basis and is inapplicable” and orders that the State Accounting Office reimburse those affected by the pension cuts immediately and restore the pensions to what they were in 2012.

According to the Court of Auditors, there was no evidence to suggest that the controversial retroactive cut of pensions served the greater public good or social interests.