EU chief is drawing THOUSANDS from a pension scheme – despite not being retired yet
A EUROPEAN Commissioner is drawing a pension from a scheme which is £286million in deficit – despite taking home £17,600 every month.
Miguel Arias Canete earns more than £210,000 a year as climate commissioner while drawing a pension from a controversial scheme which is set to go bust in six to eight years, costing taxpayers millions.
Despite not yet being retired, the 67-year-old former MEP is already withdrawing thousands every month.
He only paid into it for two years.
Mr Canete is also entitled to a European Commission pension once he leaves office.
He became the EU commissioner for climate action and energy in 2014.
A number of British MEPs are also set to benefit from the scheme, including former Ukip leader Nigel Farage and former French MEP Marine Le Pen.
Pieter Cleppe, of the British think tank Open Europe, said: “Since 2009 it is no longer possible for new MEPs to profit from it, but that is not enough, given the fact that the arrangement remains a liability for taxpayers, which are obliged to bail it out.”
THE EU OWES THE UK FOR OUR SHARE OF BUILDINGS, ART IN EU BUILDINGS, WINE IN THEIR CELLARS.
THE EU HAS NEVER HAD AN AUDIT.
MEP’S CANT MAKE LAWS.
WHY DOES THE EU NEED 2 PARLIAMENTS WITH ALL EXTRA COSTS INVOLVED LIKE MOVING DOCUMENTS AND EXTRA TRANSLATORS.
EU GAVE MEPS’S FREE CREDIT CARDS FOR THEIR EXPENSES YET THEY NEVER HAVE TO ITEMISE THIS SPENDING – PROBABLY SPENT ON CHAMPAGNE AND HOOKERS IN STRASBOURG.
MEP’S GET MONEY BUT DONT HAVE TO REMAIN IN PARLIAMENT JUST TURN UP.
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