Inadmissibility decision concerning Serbia

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The Court has declared inadmissible eight applications in the case of Žegarac and Others v. Serbia and decided to strike the other three applications out of its list of cases.

The applicants’ complaints concern the reduction of the payment of their old-age pensions from November 2014 to September 2018. The reduction followed legislative amendments introduced by the Government as part of a wider set of austerity measures. The Court ruled that the authorities had struck a fair balance between ensuring the financial stability of the pension system – which was in the general interest of the public – and protecting the applicants’ property rights in order to prevent them from bearing an individual and excessive burden.

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