Photo Gallery: Germany's Largest Salaries
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Largest Salaries

Inflated Salaries Merkel Joins Battle against Executive Pay

Both the European Union and Switzerland have drawn a line in the sand recently when it comes to excessive compensation packages. Now, Berlin too wants to cap salaries. For Chancellor Merkel, the move marks a U-turn, but with growing public discontent, she had little choice. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan