The Danish EU commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, score checkout in Brussels - and her salary can rise to dizzying heights, if she gets the new top position
- I would like to have bread on the table after 1. november. And like with butter on. It is a good thing.
that was the gist of it in the last week from Denmark's largest, international political star, EU-commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager. The opinion fell in an interview with the newspaper Politiken, where she announced her candidacy for the new top jobs - including the EU-kommissionsformandsposten.
the Extra Leaf can today reassure readers: Margrethe receive both advice for the eco-butter and the expensive ølandsbrød from Lagkagehuset after 1. november. And more to the.
Even if the former radical leader and minister should be so unlucky not to score a new position, she can look forward to three years of eftervederlag of up to 65 per cent. of his current salary. In addition, a tax-exempt ‘fraflyttergave’ on a monthly salary, which right now corresponds to 171.000 dollars.
Vestagers total gage and fryns is extremely comfortable. Alone in the basic salary she gets 2.060.000 dollars each year (2018) in salaries as the competition. It is 112,5 per cent. of the top echelons of the commission and therefore in a UNION class for itself.
in Addition, a tax-free annual boligtillæg at 16 per cent. of the salary - a total of 330.000 dollars - in addition to an entertainment allowance of 54.000 crowns, which are also tax-free. And then, of course, the paid travel and relocation costs.
Vestagers total salary package is at a level where she is because of the low EU taxes and completely tax-free allowances would have to earn approx. three million kroner a year in Denmark in order to reach the same level.
It is approximately twice as much as Danish prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who every year get 1.574.372 dollars plus a tax-free surcharges on 62.749 crowns. In total he receives annually about 840.000 dollars paid after tax.
Ekstra Bladet has tried to get a comment from Margrethe Vestager, but she has refused to answer questions to his salary.
Vestagers golden EU-fryns
annual Salary: 2.060.000
It rises to the 2.528.000 kr., if she becomes president (or 2.290.000 kr. as vice-president)
the Salary is taxed according to the special EU tax, which operates with the tax rates between 8 and 45 percent. In addition, a special tax of 7 percent, as higher paid employees pay.
relocation Costs and travel costs to Brussels will be paid for by the EU.
tax-free annually boligtillæg at 330.000 kr. equivalent to 16 percent of the salary.
tax-free entertainment allowance of 54.000 kr. annually. She is the vice-president or president, increases the amount to 81.600 kr. annually.
the EU will pay all moving and travel expenses when she stops.
tax-Exempt udflyttergave at least 171.000 kr. equivalent to a monthly salary.
Then she shall receive the eftervederlag in three years an amount equal to between 40 and 65 percent of the salary. The amount is taxed with the special tax.
Lifelong UNION pension from the age of 65. year. It is at 4,275 percent of the salary per. year. So is 21.4 percent after five years, equivalent to 441.000 euros per year.
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