The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) has repealed the Decree of the Council of Ministers, which set a minimum monthly wage of 230 euros from January 1, 2017. Previously the minimum salary was 210 euros. The court’s decision is not final and may be appealed within 14 days before a five-member jury of the SAC. Almost simultaneously with this court ruling, the government formally promised that until 2020, the minimum wage will grow by 25 euros each year. The court explained that it repealed the government’s decree because it was not discussed in advance with all social partners, employers’ organizations in particular. The government will now appeal the court decision and would start consultations with employers, in order to convince them that the move will be beneficial. That is how it seems the government is raising salaries while the court cuts them.