Monday 3 May 2010

Ex-EP president Pöttering loves his privileges

German news report that former European Parliament president Hans-Gert Pöttering still has the right to use his car and driver.

In addition, Spiegel Online informs, the rules have been changed right when he left office and were confirmed by his former assistant Klaus Welle who is now Secretary General of the European Parliament.

It is ridiculous and shameful that worn-out politicians like Pöttering keep their privileges after just 30 month in office, costing the taxpayer thousands of Euros while demanding citizens to get their salaries and pensions reduced.

Nothing against the respectful treatment of old men, but Mr Pöttering, you should give away this car!!

(via @mteu)

Picture: Julien Frisch, taken during this event.


Jon Worth said...

I think this isn't the biggest scandal with EP cars... much worse are the fleets of cars to ferry all of them around, especially in Strasbourg. No clue why that's necessary, and I am sure that costs more than just one for Pöttering!

Julien Frisch said...

But this one is immediately obvious I'd say.