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Back home again

What contrasts! From boiling hot sun to actually having to scrape off the ice from the windshield of the car. Brrrr! The spring here seems to have taken a vacation too.

Have a lot of reading to catch up with but there will be some pictures later on. Meanwhile I give you this little piece to ponder over...

Member states consider perks and staff for new EU president

14.04.2008 - 09:25 CET By Honor Mahony
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – EU member states have begun preliminary talks on some of the most political aspects of the bloc's new treaty – the office set-up for the proposed new full-time president, the shape of the diplomatic service and the power-sharing arrangement for the regular ministerial meetings in Brussels.
With the European Commission due to present the first draft of the 2009 budget later this month, EU ambassadors last week discussed a possible salary, number of staff and perks for the EU president – a job created by the new treaty which is supposed to come into force on 1 January next year.

Characterising the talks as "very abstract and very general", an EU diplomat said that there appeared to be general agreement that that the president of the council – whose job description has yet to be defined – will get the same sort of treatment as the president of the European Commission.

This would mean a salary of around €270,000, a chauffeured car, a housing allowance and a personal staff of around 20.

What the EU president will actually do remains unclear. (My emphasis)

Read the rest if your bloodpreassure is to low. Here



1 Comments:

Blogger anticant said...

If it's Tony Blair, he will continue to talk empty hot air, as per usual.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008 at 08:27:00 CEST

 

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