EUobserver reported that the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell, in addition to his monthly salary of more than 20,000 euros, receives payments from the pension fund of the European Parliament.
The website, which operates from Brussels, said the European Parliament Pension Fund was suffering from a chronic financial deficit and was expected to file for bankruptcy between 2024 and 2026.
According to the site’s research, the press service of Borrell (President of the European Parliament in 2004-2009) confirmed in writing that the latter received “voluntary pension payments” from the European Parliament fund, but did not specify their exact amounts. the size.
According to the site, the aforementioned voluntary pension fund has been suffering from a serious deficit for more than 10 years, and if it is declared bankrupt, taxpayers’ funds will be used to compensate for the deficit, which has already exceeded 400 million euros.
And the site confirms that in addition to Borrell, many major European politicians continue to receive payments from this fund, the former Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, as well as the Italian politician Antonio Tajani.
The EUobserver notes that the pension fund, which made payments to 623 major European politicians in 2009, will have to pay 872 current and former MEPs and their heirs by 2024, when it is likely to go bankrupt.