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Italian MEP Renato Baldassarre has responded to the posting of the video in which he’s seen pushing and slapping a Dutch journalist (or at least the journalist’s microphone) after being caught on camera allegedly signing in for a day’s work, and then s…

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On another planet Part 585

In his PBR today Alistair Darling has announced a public sector pay freeze for 4 million UK workers, including vital frontline staff such as nurses, police and teachers.Meanwhile, over in la-la land, the Dutch, French and Spanish press report that EU c…

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The Sunday Times reported on the huge payoffs the 13 EU Commissioners stepping down this week will walk away with, on top of the pretty hefty salaries they netted while in office.Open Europe has calculated that the 13 outgoing EU Commissioners have cos…

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About to hit the jackpot

The Parliament.com website is taking a welcome new look at the fact that the team of EU Commissioners due to leave office in a few months’ time will each walk away with more than £1 million in pensions and perks alone. This is on top of the more than …

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