European Union officials could be set for three pay raises, if they get their way, that could see their salaries rise by 5.35%, according to Bild.
The three salary increases include half a backdated raise in 2009 of 3.7%, the 2010 raise of 2.2%, and the 2011 raise of 1.3%. Raises must first be approved by the EU’s courts.
The raises would increase the salaries of 32,140 European Union bureaucrats.
Bild provides a tidy example of what the salary increases would actually mean:
The salary of an EU General Director would rise by €1,200, to a gross income of anywhere between €21,499 and €22,600 per month.
Clearly, EU officials in Brussels are not fully aware of the continent’s struggles with austerity.
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