Thursday, May 23, 2013

Riding the EU gravy train: MEPs in Brussels earn up to 740% more than average citizen and enjoy free haircuts and gallons of petrol

Biting austerity cuts across Europe have not nibbled into the gilded lifestyle of Brussels lawmakers as a new survey shows the incredible perks they continue to enjoy at the expense of taxpayers across the continent.

From Italian MEPs who enjoy free haircuts to Maltese ones who get 52 free gallons of petrol a month, the perks - and expenses - continue unabated for the representatives of European Union nations.

MEPS from the 27 EU nations are paid salaries of £137million a year, according to research by German pricing watchdog

The huge sum paid by the 500million citizens does not include the lavish allowances for legislators’ staff.