Britain Pays £135 Million Annually Towards EU Officials’ Pensions

‘The contribution from cash-strapped British taxpayers to retired EU officials will be £135 million at a time when many retired Britons in both the public and private sectors face cuts to their pension schemes.

A British diplomat said: “At a time when governments across Europe have taken significant actions to reduce the costs of their public sector, including freezing or even cutting civil service staff salaries, and making commitments to undertake fundamental reviews of staff pension schemes, pay and pensions in EU institutions must reflect the very difficult decisions which are being made right across Europe”.’

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