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Parliamentary questions
27 April 2009
P-3008/09
WRITTEN QUESTION by Mario Borghezio (UEN) to the Commission

 Subject: President Barroso's super-salary and mega pay-off
 Answer(s) 

The President of the Commission, Mr Barroso, receives an annual salary of EUR 300 000, plus EUR 50 000 in allowances to cover accommodation and entertainment costs; moreover, when his term of office comes to an end the Commission will award him a mega-allowance of EUR 190 000 per year for a full three years.

Does the Commission not consider that, particularly at a time when the whole of Europe has been plunged into financial crisis, there is an urgent need to bring down to an acceptable level both this princely remuneration, which is far higher than anything any European Head of State — or even President Obama — receives, and the Commission President's massive end-of-service payment?

Original language of question: ITOJ C 189, 13/07/2010
Last updated: 28 April 2009Legal notice