A Dream Job with a Cash Guarantee For Former European Commissioners, the Money Keeps on Coming

Officials at the European Commission earn fat incomes and quickly find jobs in private industry after their terms end. Best of all -- for them, at least -- are the extraordinarily generous pensions they receive when they retire -- all courtesy of taxpayers in the EU member states.
Some leaders in the European institutions in Brussels earn salaries that are greater than Angela Merkel or Hillary Clinton.

Some leaders in the European institutions in Brussels earn salaries that are greater than Angela Merkel or Hillary Clinton.

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