EU Officials Hit by Consequences of Their Own Austerity and Mass Immigration Provisions: Strike.

Posted By Anders On May 17, 2013 @ 00:04 In English, Euromed | No Comments

The EU personnel have obediently elaborated severe austerity measures for bailed-out EU states –  sending millions of people into poverty and unemployment.

[1] Eu-official-strike[2] EUbusiness 7 May 2013: The 3,500 staff working for the Council of the European Union, one of the bloc’s key institutions, [3] stopped work Tuesday in protest at an EU austerity drive. Unions say staff face a 60 percent drop in purchasing power over the next 15 years if the 27-nation bloc maintains its belt-tightening policies.

They are also protesting an increase in the retirement age from 63 to 67. Proposals for the next almost trillion-euro 2014-2020 EU budget include a seven-billion cut for EU civil servants.

The pay and other advantages enjoyed by Europe’s 55,000 staff are a constant source of controversy, the last being a claim by German daily Die Welt this year that 4,365 EU civil servants earn more than the chancellor — that is, 21,000 euros a month.

[4] EU Commission: Salaries paid by the Commission to its officials are directly subject to a Community tax which is paid directly back into the EU’s budget. This tax is levied progressively at a rate of between 8% and 45% of the taxable portion of your salary

The European Commission, whose staff was not on strike Tuesday, denied the claim, saying the top salary in Brussels has been pegged at 18,000 a month. The EU says office staff are paid between 2,600 to 4,400 euros a month while experts receive between 4,400 and 18,400 euros monthly. But perks are substantial, with expat bonuses set at 16 percent of salary and 400 euros paid monthly for each child up until the age of 26. School fees are covered by the EU.

The Commission has been working on a reform that would see a five percent cut in the number of staff employed with the work-week upped from 37.5 hours to 40 and retirement pushed back from 63 to 65.
It also wants to index wages on those of the public sector in all EU nations. Currently they are pegged on variations in eight countries — Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain.
Officials from the European Commission and the European Parliament may go on strike later this month depending on a decision by staff unions.

The[5] Commissioners´monthly salaries: 112.5% of the top civil service grade. This works out at €19,909.89. The President is paid at 138% (€24,422.80), Vice-Presidents at 125% (€22,122.10) and the High Representative at 130% €23,006.98. There are further allowances on top of this figure.
But acc. to the[6] Herald. ie. 27 Oct. 2008, leaving Irish EU commissioner Mc Creevy will also benefit from a €48,000 a year pension — on top of his €346,000 golden handshake - for his time spent in the role when he turns 65.

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[7] EU Press release 2013: EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström states: “Migrants and refugees have a pool of skills and talents which is untapped and we need to make use of it. Whilst stepping up integration efforts we should not deny the challenges: people today are facing a very difficult situation and feel insecure about their own future. This environment breeds fertile ground for xenophobic and populist and even racist movements. This requires leadership and we all have to stand up against easy solutions and avoid that migrants become the scapegoats of this phenomenon.”

[8] Pew3topline

[9] The Guardian 14 May 2013 brings a Pew poll among Europeans - showing what evil ideologists like Cecilia Malmström is doing to the EU. For European Economy is  not just due to Goldman Sachs´robbery and the recklessness of European countries. The loss of social welfare is  highly also due to the mass immigration of unadaptable Muslim social beneficiaries, seeing themselves as Allah´s master race.

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Ms. Malmström sees the EU´s future need for skilled labour to be saved by means of a torrent of i.a. Muslim refugees - people who have over the past 40 years shown their lack of skill and an extraordinary lack of ability and willingness to acquire skill - but who instead load heavily on the public expenses - meaning ever higher taxes on the few indigenous who work.   Or are you willing to live at Rosengaarden, Malmö or at Hisingen Gothenburg or at another of your or any other EU country´s  many ghettos for which you are responsible? If not - shame upon you, Malmström.

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Left: Public service workers in Rome Sept. 2012 striking against the  austerity elaborated by the offials in Brussels who strike against the results of their own austerity-work - necessitated mainly by the gigantic mass immigration  - which they are working for themselves - as well as the unemployment following from their austerity plans!

Malmström may be ideologically blinded. But what about her staff of EU officials? They have had no second thoughts about promoting Malmström´s  costly immigration of social beneficiaries. They have not hesitated to elaborate Schäuble´s bail-out conditions sending many millions of Europeans into austerity poverty and unemployment. [10] Eurostat up to March 2013 : Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate increased in nineteen Member States and fell in eight. The highest increases were registered in Greece (21.5 % to 27.2 % between January 2012 and January 2013), Cyprus (10.7 % to 14.2 %), Spain (24.1 % to 26.7 %) and Portugal (15.1 % to 17.5 %). The largest decreases were observed in Latvia (15.6 % to 14.3 % between the fourth quarters of 2011 and 2012), Estonia (10.6 % to 9.4 % between February 2012 and February 2013) and Ireland (15.0 % to 14.1 %). But  at the end of 2012 the youth unemployment rate was 2.6 times the total rate.

When such measures hit the eurocrats they suddenly wake up! But what about commissioners?

In former days such behaviours were called hypocrisy.


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[1] Image: http://euro-med.dk/bil/eu-official-strike.jpg
[2] EUbusiness 7 May 2013: http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/economy-strike.of2/
[3] stopped work Tuesday : http://www.wort.lu/en/view/thousands-of-eu-staff-strike-over-austerity-5188e99ee4b0f38d273d28da
[4] EU Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/civil_service/job/official/
[5] Commissioners´monthly salaries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Commissioner
[6] Herald. ie. 27 Oct. 2008: http://www.herald.ie/news/eu-commissioner-to-quit-with-e346k-golden-handshake-27890084.html
[7] : http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-13-399_en.htm?locale=en
[8] Image: http://euro-med.dk/bil/pew3topline1.png
[9] The Guardian 14 May 2013: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/may/14/europeans-disillusioned-divided-debt-crisis
[10] Eurostat up to March 2013 : http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Unemployment_statistics