What Do MEPs Do During a Financial Crisis?


What do Members of the European Parliament do during a
financial crisis? Give themselves more money of course, what else?

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According to notes smuggled out the Parliament's Bureau
meeting last night the Parliament has realized they have given themselves more
work to do due the Lisbon Treaty. More power, more work, more staff, more cash.
Your cash

"Adjustment to Parliament's 2010 budget
following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

The Bureau of the EP has decided the reinforcement
of the committee's secretariats by the creation of 75 additional posts; an
extra 75 temporary posts for the political groups and the reinforcement of
personal assistance to members of an additional 1,500 € per month per

<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->That's about $2,200 or £1,350 per MEP per month.

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