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Following the success of its Dutch language website opposing the high salaries of European Union officials and civil servants, the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) has launched the English language website


Visitors can click a button to express their opposition to the high wages and perks of the Brussels eurocrats. The PVV’s Dutch language website against the high EU salaries gathered more than 75,000 signatures in the first three days.


PVV leader Geert Wilders: “The success of our website shows that many people oppose the perverse profiteering in Brussels. we have decided to launch an English-language website as well because we are convinced that many non-Dutch Europeans share the indignation over the excessive salaries paid to the Brussels eurocrats. We hope that many people from all over Europe will visit the website and express their support.”


A European Commissioner earns a whopping 27.318 (£21,500) per month. A resigned European Commissioner earns a retirement allowance of 8,200 (£6.454) per month during three years. Without ever having had to pay one single pension premium, a retired European Commissioner gets a pension of 4,717 (£3.713) per month. Newly-appointed young EU civil servants receive 4,676 (£3,680) net per month. A Member of the European Parliament gets a total of €13,500 (£10,626) per month.


The results of the website will be presented to Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte before the European Summit of October 18, 2012.