EurActiv - Letters to the Editor


Regarding ‘Commission defends ‘farewell bonus’ for top officials‘:

When professional EU staff retire from service, there is no so-called extra financial compensation other than what’s in the original contract.

Why do we have a separate formula for European commissioners, which had not been made public until
now by FT Deutschland?

Given budget and fiscal constraints, and public demand for ethical transparency, the current nefarious practice must be terminated and made null and void forthwith – if reguired, by an act of the European Parliament.

Dr. Hari Naidu

Private citizen

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  1. Is the remuneration and retirement package for Governmental Employees at EU level published somewhere? It should be like the reference for all EU remuneration and retirement/lay-off packages and set a standard, no? So it should be clear and very easy to find, no?

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