EU Civil Servants: Need to reform privileges

With its roughly 45,000 employees, the EU's civil service is by far the best-paid in Europe. The lavish network of privileges needs to be thinned out when the EU's Staff Regulations are revised this year.

Overpaid, privileged, and with tax benefits to boot. The EU's civil servants receive salaries, allowances and leave that other public servants can only dream of - let alone employees in free enterprise. These privileges are rooted in the EU's Staff Regulations, which have been at the receiving end of plenty of criticism from the German Taxpayers' Association (Bund der Steuerzahler - BdSt) in the past.

The German Taxpayers' Assocation (BdSt) deals with this subject in the January 2012 issue of "Der Steuerzahler" (The taxpayer).

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