As mentioned here previously, Geert Wilders’ party, the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV), is campaigning for election in September on a platform to get the Netherlands out of the European Union. Needless to say, Mr. Wilders’ position has caused some consternation among the apparatchiks in Brussels.
Now the PVV has created a website (with versions in both English and Dutch) that allows citizens of the EU to register their displeasure with the lavish salaries, over-generous perks, and profligate spending habits of the mandarins who run Modern Multicultural Europe.
The follow press release was issued today by the PVV (Update: At the request of a reader, USD equivalents have been calculated for the figures shown in the press release):
PVV launches English-language website against excessive EU salaries
Following the success of its Dutch language website opposing the high salaries of European Union officials and civil servants, the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) has launched the English language website www.stopeuprofiteers.com
Visitors can click a button to express their opposition to the high wages and perks of the Brussels eurocrats. The PVV’s Dutch language website against the high EU salaries gathered more than 75,000 signatures in the first three days.
PVV leader Geert Wilders: “The success of our website shows that many people oppose the perverse profiteering in Brussels. we have decided to launch an English-language website as well because we are convinced that many non-Dutch Europeans share the indignation over the excessive salaries paid to the Brussels eurocrats. We hope that many people from all over Europe will visit the website and express their support.”
A European Commissioner earns a whopping €27,318 (£21,500, $33,590) per month. A resigned European Commissioner earns a retirement allowance of €8,200 (£6,454, $10,080)per month during three years. Without ever having had to pay one single pension premium, a retired European Commissioner gets a pension of €4,717 (£3,713, $5,800) per month. Newly-appointed young EU civil servants receive €4,676 (£3,680, $5,750) net per month. A Member of the European Parliament gets a total of €13,500 (£10,626, $16,600) per month.
The results of the website will be presented to Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte before the European Summit of October 18, 2012.
Geert Wilders MP
The Dutch-language version: Protest tegen zakkenvullende eurocraten