Saturday, 22 December 2012

The cost of funding José Manuel Durão Barroso and the other EU bureaucrats

This is how much it annually costs EU taxpayers to fund the former maoist J.M. Barroso and the other EU bureaucrats.

Now we know how much the taxpayers of EU member countries have to pay every year in order for van Rompuy, Barroso, Baroness Ashton and all the other EU bureaucrats to receive their salaries: 

4,5 thousand million euros (4,500,000,000 € )!

EU: Salaries


Asked by Lord Stoddart of Swindon
    To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the total salary bill of the European Commission and other EU institutions; and of the level and total amount of personal taxation levied on those salaries.[HL3798]
The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon): EU institutions' staff members are not subject to national income tax. Instead, salaries paid by the Commission to its officials are subject to a community tax which is paid directly back into the EU's budget. An additional levy is also in place for EU officials. These taxes result in around €700 million in revenue for the EU budget each year. The total salary bill of the European Commission and other EU institutions totals €4.5 billion every year.

Source: House of Lords; Written answers, Tuesday 18 December 2012.  

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