Everything But MPs Salaries is Falling Apart

ParliamentThe Parliament budget was 6,853,000 Euros less for the year 2014 than it was in 2013. This reduction is due to all the cuts from employee salaries, deductions in building leases, operating costs, etc., but of course…..not from the MPs earnings.

According to the detailed text given to members of the Parliament Budget Committee, which will be discussed in the House Assembly on Monday, the budget will amount to 141,898,000 million Euros, compared with 148,751,000 Euros in 2013, 170,972,000 Euros in 2012 and 222,140,000 Euros in 2009. According to the updated Medium Term Financial Strategy for the years 2014-2017, the budget is within targets.

Furthermore, Greece’s EU Presidency will add to the funds of the Parliament. The amount that will be added is estimated to be approximately 1,090,000 (295,000 Euros for exhibitions, organizing conferences and cultural events, 20,000 Euros for public relations, 160,000 Euros for repair and maintenance of buildings, 402,000 Euros for translations etc.).

The net income for MPs remains at 6,500 Euros.

The funds that will also remain the same are:

– MP Compensation 20,952 million Euros

– MP Compensation for participating in holiday sections of the Parliament and its committees: 1,575,000 Euros

– Allocation for MP office organizing: 6,478,000 euros

– MP transport: 1.365 million euros

In particular, the compensation for each MP is 5668.83 Euros per month. To which it should be added that MPs receive on average  437.5 Euros each month as a compensation for participating in committees and summer Assemblies, 1,799.4 Euros as a bonus for office organization, 50.83 for their families and 379.16 Euros for transportation.

An average MP salary is around 8,200 euros, and the net income comes up to 6,000 to 6,500 euros.

As far as the staff of the Parliament is concerned, there are 1,393 employees (permanent employees, private law employees, special guards and revocable employees).

A. Permanent: there are 718 positions. Until the 31st of May 2013, 593 were occupied and by the end of 2012, 581.

B. Private Law: there are 853 positions. Until the 31st of May 2013, 609 were occupied and at the end of 2012, 611.

C. Special guards: there are 75 positions and 72 are occupied

D. Revocable: there are 200 seats and 119 are currently occupied.


  1. You should have emphasized specifically the annual salary of the Greek President. A staggering amount for a useless and dirt bag for a human being let alone a politician.
    You should also emphasize former PM G. Papandreou who betrayed Greece -a traitor by definition and one of the most corrupt politicians from a despicable family of politicians who gets paid a staggering amount from the Greek Parliament and is hiding in refuge in America.
    You should mention that Ioanna.

  2. The Greeks still don’t get it. The politicians are making complete fools of the people.

  3. Why else would Simitis want to be the next president?
    He helped rob the people during the stock exchange bloat and then handed the work over to the Germans.

  4. You cannot expect anything from fake people as “Greex” – none of them has a clear conscience. Which is projected directly to their state and government, all fake structures hanging in balance only by foreign loans…

  5. Fake “Greex” president – fake as 3-dollar bill:

    ACTUAL PRESIDENT: Karolos Papoulias (Albanian), born June 4, 1929 in Voština (renamed Pogoniani), Epir, is the current Albanian president of Greece. His ancestors changed the name and religion some 100 years ago.

    He is the son of Major General Gregorios Papoulias and grandson of SULEIMAN PAPULIA who is known of being related to TAHIR PAPULIA, an Albanian dervenaga from 1821.
    (“History of the Greek Revolution” by Alexandros Sutsos)

  6. Since the government is paring down staff, how about reducing the number of MPs? The constitution allows for it but Parliament does not practice what it forces on everyone else.

  7. This article is leftist trash talk nonsense. trying to deceivereaders only illustrates that some of Greek Reporters obvious leftist staff are themselves corrupt slanderous liars.

    a. the person that wrote this ridiculous article muddled total parliament spending with MP salaries. MP salaries are a subset.

    b. When Samaras came to power he immediately cut MP’s salaries by a massive 30%. Of note his predecessor, leftist Papandreou, did not do this. Papandreou was most likely wildly supported by the leftist staff of greek reporter (as well as the former Pasok voters that now vote for communist Syriza)


  8. You would know all about Fake skopian.

    “In the 1990s,Macedonians speak a language codified in 1946,spoken by less than two million people, and with a very slender literature. They are members of an Orthodox Church whose authority
    was established by a socialist political regime in 1968.They are heirs to a 1903 revolution that until the 1940s was described by almost all sources as being Bulgarian.”

    “The history of the Balkan
    Peninsula” Ferdinand Schevill page 432

  9. The fake “Macedonian” blames Greeks for the lies of his own government.

    “Ever since 1878 there had been a sizeable Macedonian presence in Bulgaria…Most if not all Macedonians in Bulgaria at this period regarded themselves as ethnically Bulgarian and the refugees were a potential political lobby of considerable size.”

    – “Ideologies and national identities: the case of twentieth-century” by John R. Lampe, Mark Mazower 2004 page 125

  10. Yawn.

    “Greeks have lived in Anatolia
    for millennia, especially along the Aegean coast. For a while, under
    Alexander, they dominated the land. And for all intents and purposes, the
    Byzantine Empire was Greek.[.] The first Ottoman census, of 1477, counted
    half of Constantinople’s population as Greek, and four-hundred years
    later, even after the Greek War of Independence, it was still 21 percent
    Greek. – David Lowenthal, “The heritage
    crusade and the spoils of history. (1998)


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