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Malta Government Back Stabs Italy and the Italians

The Maltese Government, last week tried to ease the Maltese Public preoccupation, by stating that illegal immigrants will be assisted in their needs at sea if required and let them get underway to their destination. This is after Italy has been trying its best to stop illegal immigration by patrolling international waters and illegal immigrants found at sea, were and will be taken back to Libya (their point of departure) following an expensive agreement Italy made with the Libyan Authorities and investing in giving the Libyan Authorities new fast patrol vessels for deterring illegal immigrants reaching Italian shores and territories.

Again, today, in a news paper report from Brussels, contradicts the Maltese Government’s stance by indicating that Maltese patrols will be working with Frontex Patrol Missions and that their Mission rules of engagement have not changed and that illegal immigrants found in international waters will be taken to the close port of refuge. It is obvious that illegal immigrants will avoid Italian territory which leaves Malta as their only remaining option as a Safe option in getting into Europe. This augurs well in the recent investments that the Maltese Government is undertaking in expanding and refurbishing illegal immigrants reception centre in Malta. It is also obvious that with Italy out of the picture, Frontex serving as a ferry service for illegal immigrants to Malta, and the Expansion of receptions centers in Malta, can only mean that not only the Maltese Government lied again to the Maltese Public regarding illegal immigration, on the contrary, he is preparing Malta from a massive influx of illegal immigrants, rumors has it that even detention will be reduced to four months after June.

Well I hope that the Maltese public is happy now that they assisted in sentencing our very existence out of Malta. I gave up on my home Country and it looks like it is set to be doomed back into poverty and an eventual Islamic state of Malta. I have decided to abandon Malta and will move to another European Country, come to think of it looking at housing prices in a lot of European Countries a better investment for me and my family. I will visit in the future and hope to see our Maltese girls back in their ‘ghonnela’ and all their rights acquired in the last couple of decades lost to Islam, as there is enough of them to over run our security forces (police and military), then the Island is theirs, our statesman that betrayed you now don’t expect them to fight for you then as they will be gone to their ‘second’ home in Europe. Italy’s Frattini was right, turn Malta into an illegal migrant’s refuge for Europe. That day is fast approaching and its not a matter of if but of when.

By the Maltese Government back stabbing Italy in Europe and on the world stage regarding Italy’s stance and recently Italian Parliament laws regarding illegal immigration to protect Italy and the Italian citizens from illegal immigration invasion of Italian property, will in no way help Malta and the Maltese. Trying to get a free ride by demonizing Italy’s stance will in no way prevent Malta’s illegal Immigrant invasion of the islands. By letting NGO’s run the Country will only further our suspicions’ of the Maltese Government betrayal to the Nation and abdication of ALL MP’s responsibility towards our security and welfare. They betrayed us for the unaccountable amount of euros they stole from Europe. After June elections for European MEP’s Malta is doomed. Trust the PL and PN, better trust the devil, or else you are a brainless fool!!

Reported Today on The Times of Malta

Friday, 15th May 2009
Frontex mission will not send migrants back to Libya
Ivan Camilleri, Brussels

The EU’s anti-immigration patrols will not turn back immigrants to Libya, as Italy is doing, but “will keep on following the current rules of engagement as established since 2006″.
“At the moment Frontex does not plan to change the operational plan for the Nautilus 2009. The Italian development is based on bilateral agreements between Italy and Libya. Frontex is coordinating cooperation between member states but the command and control stays in hands of the hosting country.”

The mission, in fact, is being hosted by Malta and according to a Frontex spokesman speaking to The Times yesterday from Warsaw, everything is business as usual and Frontex does not have any intention to return people to Libya, which is Italy’s new policy.
So far the Commission has failed to comment on Italy’s practice which has been heavily criticised by the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR, the Vatican’s commission on migration and even the Council of Europe for breaching migrants’ human rights.

The main line of protest is that by pushing migrants back out to sea, Italy is not giving immigrants an opportunity to apply for asylum as it is their right to.

Apart from Malta, which is hosting the mission through its armed forces, this year’s €10 million EU patrol mission is also being assisted by two helicopters from Germany and an aircraft from Luxembourg.

Italy and Finland are also taking part through experts who will assist the Maltese authorities.

It is not yet clear what the Frontex mission has achieved so far although the number of illegal immigrants coming to Malta since the start of the operation last month has been very limited. Similar operations during the past three years have not really had the desired effect as Malta was still reached by thousands of illegal immigrants.

According to the rules of engagement used in past years, the Frontex mission will only intervene if immigrants are in distress. In these cases, they are given help and taken to the nearest safe port.

Meanwhile, following last week’s development when Libya started taking back illegal immigrants found by Italy in international waters, the two countries are expected to start joint patrols for the first time in Libya’s territorial waters.

Yesterday, a ceremony was held in the Port of Gaeta in which Italy officially passed on to Libya three patrol boats to be used in these missions.

Italy’s Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said during the ceremony that Italy was investing to secure Europe’s borders and the EU should take note and start doing the same to help countries such as Italy, Malta and Greece.

These joint patrols, which were meant to have got under way earlier in the year but were postponed several times, form part of a bilateral agreement signed between Rome and Tripoli which also includes substantial financial assistance to Libya.

According to Minister Maroni, these joint patrols should stop illegal immigrants departing from Libya to Lampedusa and southern Italy. Almost all illegal immigrants arriving in Malta leave from the 2,000 kilometre long Libyan coast.

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Europe that does not listen to its people – Eurabia

The heat is on traditional Political Parties in Malta and in most of Europe, for the upcoming MEP elections.
The Gonzi Government in Malta, is doing its utmost, to create the perfect lies, resorting to the same tactics that worked in winning by the slightest margin in the last election. The government would like to portray an image of a strong government, but it is showing how weak it really is.
Like it or not, most of the Maltese Electorate will be voting those candidates that will show some true Maltese Patriotic values, that respects those that gave up their lives protecting the Islands. Mosy of those that died fighting for the islands in past wars, would not have shed a single drop of their blood in Malta’s defense, if only they knew that their fore bearers would simply give it up to invading illegal immigrants. The PN betrayed them and future generations for Euros. There is no other way to describe the PN’s actions other than betrayal to the Maltese Citizens. All you hear r PN’s activists and Politician’s mouths is how Europe is doing its utmost and how much financial assistance Malta is getting in alleviating the Illegal Immigration problem, well , its not. Europe is turning Malta into a concentration camp for illegal Immigration, leaving the local population to fend on their own, as not even our representatives have been able to come in our defense or to protect the Nation. Instead, even legislation has been passed to protect the invaders, with unfair assistance to illegal immigrants while our poor are getting poorer, citizens being continually bombarded with taxes and tariffs, our health system giving preferential treatment to those that have not contributed a cent towards the Nation, unfair employment rules that illegal immigrants work illicitly while the honest citizen declares every cent that was earned by his efforts, every single personal data of the Maltese citizen is known to our Authorities while illegal immigrants roam freely with no record of their identity or past history known.
Yes, Gonzi and his Party have failed the Nation, he is betraying the Nation for the sake of playing into the EU’s master plan in their experimentation as to what would happen to a Nation when the amount of foreigners surpass the actual inhabitants of a Country, then they can take the necessary steps to avoid it happening to mainland Europe. Malta is the ideal place for such an experiment that can produce fast results, as it is small enough to be overcome by the invaders in just a few years. It is also small enough not to create problems to Europe in any manner whatsoever , it can also help Europe by eliminating the strain on their education system, leaving that burden on the Maltese Nation, then they can reap the benefits in the future, Europe will have the peace of mind that disease can be controlled and confined and isolated to our islands, eliminating the cost of having to strain their health and welfare system while burdening the Maltese infrastructure to capitulate.
Malta was Europe’s envy, but now being destroyed for the sake of money that our politicians are interested in, if only Mintoff was younger!
This will all happen, as will turning Malta to an eventual Rwanda. That is what happens when Politicians are descendants of past politicians and not trained in loving and protecting their Country, that is what happens when the love and patriotic values for one’s Country is superseded by for the love of Europe, that is what happens when betrayal of one’s Country is translated to words like compromise and co-operation. That is what happens when we become the only Nation abiding by International conventions and regulations while other Countries can bend and twist them to their own advantageous requirements.
The Citizens have one shot to get it right and correct the situation every five years and they’d better get it right and foresee the consequences in that only shot. That is their vote. Voting wisely and voting for the love of your Country is paramount, as that is the only true place that you can rely on for your education, health, employment, Law and order and raising one’s family. If your representatives betray these values, not only will one’s Country be destroyed, you would have participated in its destruction and extinction. True Politicians resign when not capable of living up to the citizens expectations not remain in office for his own personal gain. Politics is a different breed of employment, as they have to be in Love with their Country and LOVE to serve its citizens, a breed lacking in Malta, where politicians become in LOVE with their own wealth and power , they are not serving us they are continually lying and betraying us.
Vote wisely in the next MEP elections, anticipate the outcome, traditional parties have become passive in their protection of the Nation and safe guarding our future and future generations. Their lying has become their only virtue, but come the day after the election, the same deterioration of our Country continues. God speed Malta, and may you and your citizens come to your defense, as our forefathers did , and hold your name up with pride.

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Malta European MEP Elections – The Heat is On

The heat is on traditional Political Parties in Malta and in most of Europe, for the upcoming MEP elections.
The Gonzi Government in Malta, is doing its utmost, to create the perfect lies, resorting to the same tactics that worked in winning by the slightest margin in the last election. The government would like to portray an image of a strong government, but it is showing how weak it really is.
Like it or not, most of the Maltese Electorate will be voting those candidates that will show some true Maltese Patriotic values, that respects those that gave up their lives protecting the Islands. Mosy of those that died fighting for the islands in past wars, would not have shed a single drop of their blood in Malta’s defense, if only they knew that their fore bearers would simply give it up to invading illegal immigrants. The PN betrayed them and future generations for Euros. There is no other way to describe the PN’s actions other than betrayal to the Maltese Citizens. All you hear r PN’s activists and Politician’s mouths is how Europe is doing its utmost and how much financial assistance Malta is getting in alleviating the Illegal Immigration problem, well , its not. Europe is turning Malta into a concentration camp for illegal Immigration, leaving the local population to fend on their own, as not even our representatives have been able to come in our defense or to protect the Nation. Instead, even legislation has been passed to protect the invaders, with unfair assistance to illegal immigrants while our poor are getting poorer, citizens being continually bombarded with taxes and tariffs, our health system giving preferential treatment to those that have not contributed a cent towards the Nation, unfair employment rules that illegal immigrants work illicitly while the honest citizen declares every cent that was earned by his efforts, every single personal data of the Maltese citizen is known to our Authorities while illegal immigrants roam freely with no record of their identity or past history known.
Yes, Gonzi and his Party have failed the Nation, he is betraying the Nation for the sake of playing into the EU’s master plan in their experimentation as to what would happen to a Nation when the amount of foreigners surpass the actual inhabitants of a Country, then they can take the necessary steps to avoid it happening to mainland Europe. Malta is the ideal place for such an experiment that can produce fast results, as it is small enough to be overcome by the invaders in just a few years. It is also small enough not to create problems to Europe in any manner whatsoever , it can also help Europe by eliminating the strain on their education system, leaving that burden on the Maltese Nation, then they can reap the benefits in the future, Europe will have the peace of mind that disease can be controlled and confined and isolated to our islands, eliminating the cost of having to strain their health and welfare system while burdening the Maltese infrastructure to capitulate.
Malta was Europe’s envy, but now being destroyed for the sake of money that our politicians are interested in, if only Mintoff was younger!
This will all happen, as will turning Malta to an eventual Rwanda. That is what happens when Politicians are descendants of past politicians and not trained in loving and protecting their Country, that is what happens when the love and patriotic values for one’s Country is superseded by for the love of Europe, that is what happens when betrayal of one’s Country is translated to words like compromise and co-operation. That is what happens when we become the only Nation abiding by International conventions and regulations while other Countries can bend and twist them to their own advantageous requirements.
The Citizens have one shot to get it right and correct the situation every five years and they’d better get it right and foresee the consequences in that only shot. That is their vote. Voting wisely and voting for the love of your Country is paramount, as that is the only true place that you can rely on for your education, health, employment, Law and order and raising one’s family. If your representatives betray these values, not only will one’s Country be destroyed, you would have participated in its destruction and extinction. True Politicians resign when not capable of living up to the citizens expectations not remain in office for his own personal gain. Politics is a different breed of employment, as they have to be in Love with their Country and LOVE to serve its citizens, a breed lacking in Malta, where politicians become in LOVE with their own wealth and power , they are not serving us they are continually lying and betraying us.
Vote wisely in the next MEP elections, anticipate the outcome, traditional parties have become passive in their protection of the Nation and safe guarding our future and future generations. Their lying has become their only virtue, but come the day after the election, the same deterioration of our Country continues. God speed Malta, and may you and your citizens come to your defense, as our forefathers did , and hold your name up with pride.

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Malta MEP elections 2009 – PN/PL in a panic

The PN and PL are stumbling over each other, in trying to present themselves as the defenders of the Maltese Public and the future of the Maltese Islands.

You could smell an election in Malta, by the sudden Political agenda springing to life. The failure of both the PN and the PL, to keep mum for years, in regards to Malta’s invasion of the islands by illegal immigrants, has now caught up with both the major parties. Mr Gonzi and Co, including the PN MEP’s have now realized how naive they were in trusting the EU to assist and help Malta in alleviating the burden of illegal immigrant, with promise after promise that the EU is about to start tackling this problem seriously, something that not only did not materialize, but even our neighbor Italy made a mockery of our Government. Our illegal immigration spokesman in the EU, after all kinds of promises in imminent EU assistance has now resigned from the idea that the EU is four square behind him on his action plan, with the EU resigning to the idea that Malta will be lost to the illegal immigrants.

Gonzi and Co have been now exposed to the Maltese public, for what they really are. Last minute springing to life regarding this issue will not help the PN in non other by being despised by the current and future Maltese, for not coming to our defense when they were duty bound to defend the Maltese public who elected them. Instead they chose willingly not to, just to please other Countries. They have now sprung to life because they know that the public will be showing their anger with vengeance, they will give their answer the PN for branding the Maltese public racists and xenophobes in the polls in the upcoming MEP elections, they will reply to the legislation against the Maltese public by passing anti-Maltese laws for those that speak and voice their opinion against the settling and integration in Malta of illegal immigrants. The public will show their anger against the current Government for squandering their taxed income on illegal immigration while creating all kinds of hardship on the Maltese families by creating all kinds amily:TTE1B7C7A8t00;”>

Total €909,960

Total in £ at €1 = £0.80 £727,968

Value of accrued pension £350,000

Total savings in one 5-year term £1,077,968

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1. Salary

Currently a British MEP is paid the same as a Westminster MP – £63,291.

Paying British income taxes, depending on their family circumstances a British

MEP will pay about £16,456 income tax (26 per cent), leaving the MEP about

£46,835 to take home. After the June 2009 European Parliament, all MEPs

from all countries will be paid the same – at least €7,665 a month (€91,980 a

year). On this they will typically (again depending on family circumstances)

pay a special European Union tax of €13,797 (15 per cent) leaving them a

take-home pay of €78,183.

With an exchange rate of €1 = £0.80 this would raise a British MEP’s total

salary after June 2009 to £73,584 (a rise of 16 per cent) and give an increase

in take-home pay from £46,835 to £62,546 (a rise of 33 per cent). However,

the exchange rate has also moved in their favour since 2008. If exchange

rates remain at around €1:88p then their take home pay will increase to

£68,801. That will mean that a combination of the pay rise, more favourable

tax treatment and the change in the exchange rate leave MEPs with a 47 per

cent rise in their take home pay.

In calculating how any MEP can become a millionaire in just one 5-year term

at the European Parliament, we have assumed that MEPs spend all their

salaries on their day-to-day living expenses and so have not included any

money from salaries in the calculation.

2. Subsistence Allowance

For each day an MEP signs in, they can claim a Subsistence Allowance of

€287 tax free. British MEPs call this the SOSO (sign on and sod off)

allowance, because all you have to do to get it is to sign in. There is no

requirement to attend a single debate or committee session. What you do for

the rest of the day is up to you. Assuming an MEP signs in four days a week

for forty weeks, they will get €1,148 a week – €45,920 a year (nb about 70

MEPs each week also sign in on a Friday to get the subsistence allowance

before going home for the weekend).

A few years ago, some MEPs slept in their offices in order to avoid paying for

hotels so they could save more of their subsistence money. This is now

discouraged by the parliamentary authorities. However, a reasonable 3-star

hotel close to the European Parliament buildings will cost less than €125 a

night including breakfast, leaving over €162 a day for lunch and dinner. But,

any MEP signing in for 4 days a week will only spend 3 nights (Monday,

Tuesday and Wednesday) in a Brussels hotel. Likewise an MEP signing in for 5

days a week will only spend 4 nights in a hotel.

 

 

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There are subsidised restaurants in the European Parliament buildings and on

many days there are free breakfasts, lunches and dinners organised by

lobbying groups and political parties. In the evenings these typically serve

almost unlimited quantities of champagne and other drinks and expensive

canapés of smoked salmon, caviar, patés and other delicacies. One MEP

recently complained, “In these times of economic crisis what image are we

portraying? Every corner of the parliament is filled with receptions and buffet

dinners, while our constituents are being thrown out of their homes, losing

their jobs or having difficulty paying their food and energy bills.” Moreover,

there are over 15,000 lobbyists in Brussels all keen to wine and dine MEPs in

order to advance the interests of their paymasters.

If we assume that MEPs are paying about €60 each a day three days a week

for lunch and dinner (in reality, it is probably much less) and staying in a

hotel 3 nights a week at €125 a night, each MEP can pocket about €585 each

4-day week tax free from their subsistence allowance. Over 40 weeks this

gives them around €23,400 a year tax-free. Over one 5-year term this adds

up to €117,000 tax free.

3. Assistants’ Allowances

The biggest pot of money MEPs can dip into is for employing staff. Currently

this stands at about €202,968 per MEP per year. This allowance has increased

by an inflation-busting 34 per cent in the last five years. There are no

guidelines regulating how much an assistant should be paid, and MEPs are

permitted to pay a large portion of their allowance to just one person. Some

even do this, creating the absurd situation where MEPs’ assistants are

apparently paid much more than the MEPs for whom they work. There are

even cases where up to eight MEPs will share the services of one or two

assistants, potentially allowing each of them to make massive profits from

claiming the full Assistants’ Allowance.

Many MEPs use this allowance to pay members of their own family. The

amount is so generous that an MEP can easily afford to slip their partner or

offspring €50,000 to €60,000 a year for the occasional helping hand and still

have enough loose change to employ more than one full-time secretary and a

few researchers. Some MEPs dispense with the formality of handing the cash

to a family member and just pay some of it to themselves. The Galvin Report

uncovered widespread abuse of the Assistants’ Allowances including cases

where MEPs claimed they had given their assistants annual bonuses of up to

19 times the assistants’ monthly salaries – curiously these bonuses often

seemed to be exactly the right amount to use up the whole of the MEPs’

annual Assistants’ Allowance.

If we assume that an MEP is employing one full-time secretary for about

€35,000 a year (including social security charges) and 2 research assistants

 

 

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each also on €35,000 a year, then this gives the MEP an annual salary bill of

€105,000. This leaves the MEP €97,968 which he or she can pay to members

of their family or just to themselves (usually via a paying agent company of

which they or family members are directors).

Over one 5-year term this adds up to €489,840 tax free.

4. Office Expenses

Each MEP is provided with two fully furnished, rent-free offices in the

European parliament building, one for themselves and one for their

secretaries and assistants.

However, they are also given an office allowance of €48,624 a year for having

an office in their constituency. Here too no receipts are required to get this

money. As one MEP said, ‘there is no need to present receipts for office

expenses and there’s no audit. You could use the allowance for any purpose

you like.’ Many MPs claim that their constituency office is in their own home.

This allows them to rent out a room in their homes to themselves, which they

pay for with EU taxpayers’ money. Some even just take all the money without

bothering to have a constituency office at all.

At €243,120 tax free over five years, this is probably a welcome addition to

many MEPs’ household budgets. In some EU countries it’s enough to buy a

home, or it could be used to pay for a nice holiday flat near the

Mediterranean.

5. Weekly Travel Expenses

In addition, MEPs get very generous travel expenses. They can claim weekly

flights from their constituencies. Here they do actually need to provide some

proof that they have travelled. However, they just have to submit the stub

from the boarding pass – they are not asked for any information about how

much they have paid for their ticket. They are then reimbursed for a fully

flexible economy class ticket, plus an extra payment for distance travelled of

over €100 for every 500 kilometres, all usually adding up to comfortably more

than a business class fare.

By buying cheap weekend return tickets or by travelling on budget airlines,

(Ryanair and Easyjet between them fly from Brussels to more than 40

European cities) many MEPs can rake in more than €300 a week tax free.

German MEPs living in Berlin, for example, could, according to one report,

make a profit of around €800 each time they travelled to Brussels and over

€1,000 for every trip to Strasbourg.

 

 

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If we assume an MEP is only making about €300 a week forty weeks a year,

this would give them a tax-free profit of €12,000 a year – €60,000 tax free

over one 5-year term

MEPs also get an annual travel allowance of €4,000 a year to go anywhere in

the world as long as this travel is connected with their work as an MEP. The

Caribbean and the Far East seem to be popular destinations, with one MEP

justifying a trip to exotic Thailand on the basis of a half-hour meeting at the

EU’s Bangkok offices. Perhaps the MEP wasn’t aware that he could have

considerably reduced the cost to the taxpayer and saved himself a lot of

unnecessary travelling time by making a conference call. However, here we

have assumed that MEPs do actually use their annual €4,000 travel allowance

and so have not included this money in the calculation of how much an MEP

can save.

6. Pensions

As our politicians preside over a worsening pensions crisis that will leave most

private-sector workers in poverty in their old age, they have made sure that

they have one of the best pensions schemes in Europe.

Typically, government employees across Europe would have to work for

around 40 years to get a pension worth about half their final salary. Politicians

in the British parliament have a much better deal and have to work for only

20 years to achieve an inflation-protected pension for them and their partner

of half their final salary. Any other British worker would have to pay about

£50,000 a year into their pension scheme to get similar benefits to their MPs.

Calculation for an MP:

Each year a Westminster MP works they accrue 1/40

 

of their final salary as

an inflation-linked pension. On the current salary of £63,291, this would be

worth £1,582 a year in pension. (By the time most MPs retire, their salary will

have increased, also increasing their pensions). With annuity rates for joint,

inflation-protected pensions currently around 3.5 per cent, this pension is

equivalent to an MP putting about £45,200 a year into their pension savings –

most only pay a tiny fraction of that, the taxpayer will pay the rest.

Calculation for an MEP:

For each year an MEP works, they accrue about 1/30

 

 

 of their final salary as

an inflation-linked pension. On the current salary of £63,291, this would be

worth about £2,110 a year in pension. (By the time most MEPs retire, their

salary will have increased, also increasing their pensions). With annuity rates

for joint, inflation-protected pensions currently around 3.5 per cent, this

pension is equivalent to an MEP putting about £60,285 a year into their

 

 

 

 

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pension savings – most only pay a tiny fraction of that, the taxpayer will pay

the rest.

After the June 2009 elections, with a salary of £73,584, each year a MEP

works will give an annual inflation-linked pension of about £2,450, equivalent

to putting £70,000 a year into their pension savings.

So, over a 5-year term, a British MEP’s pension savings would typically be

equivalent to the taxpayer making contributions of around £350,000.

In addition MEPs can save for an additional voluntary EU pension. For every

€1,000 they paid per month into their pension scheme, the EU would pay

double that amount. MEPs are allowed to pay this extra €1,000 from their

€48,624 office expenses. In theory, they are then supposed to reimburse this

money from their own bank accounts. However, everything relies on the

MEPs’ honesty. Unsurprisingly, a few years ago MEPs voted down a proposal

that EU parliament auditors should check whether any of them actually do

repay this money.

7. Summary

Adding all this up, a typical British, French or German MEP will be getting over

€460,000 a year in salary, pension and expenses – more than €2.3 million for

each five-year period in Brussels. With a bit of judicial financial management,

they can probably save as follows:

Item Saved over 5 years

1 Subsistence Allowance €117,000

2 Assistants’ Allowance €489,840

3 Office Expenses €243,120

4 Travel Expenses €60,000

 

Value of accrued pension £350,000

Total savings in one 5-year term £1,077,968

If you are the EU candidate for one of the main political parties, you have

about a one in three chance of scoring your EU millions – all in all, much

better odds than winning the EuroMillions lottery or else correctly answering

all the questions on

 

 

 

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

8 Even More Benefits.

 

 

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Even when MEPs lose their seats in the European parliament, they don’t have

to bid goodbye to the financial benefits immediately. Once they leave office

MEPs continue to enjoy a ‘transitional allowance’ (basically their parliamentary

salaries) for anything from six months to two years, depending on their length

of service. So for just 5 years at the Parliament, this would be worth a

minimum of over £30,000 to a British MEP. MEPs can also keep on using the

parliament’s subsidised restaurants and cafeterias, libraries and telephone

facilities in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. Moreover, once they start

drawing their EU pensions, these are subject to special, low EU tax rates and

not the, usually much higher, tax rates in whichever country they may retire

to.

The benefits of being an MEP don’t stop here. MEPs also have a huge list of

other entitlements that are generously subsidised by Europe’s taxpayers. If

they take language and computer courses we pay their fees, travel and living

expenses. They have full, free accident insurance, travel insurance and life

assurance. They and their families get money for spectacles, contact lenses

and dental treatment. One British dentist pointed out that MEPs could claim

up to four times more for the cost of dental work than he could get for doing

that work under his National Health Service contract. MEPs and their families

can also get full payment for things like hydrotherapy, mud baths, aerosol

therapy and acupuncture.

 

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