About: parliament assistants

28-04-2016

National Front tries to block tighter checks on assistants’ pay

The National Front has moved to block any strengthening of the rules regarding the employment of MEPs’ assistants, even as the party is being investigated for abusing EU funds. EURACTIV France reports.
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European Parliament questions overabundance of MEP assistants

Parliament is trying to clamp down on lawmakers employing excessive numbers of assistants. Among those with particularly high numbers of are Polish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Eurosceptic MEPs. EURACTIV France reports
Le Front National, qui accuse Martin Schulz, président du Parlement, de fraude, caracole en tête des sondages en France.

Schulz brushes off National Front fraud counter-claim

European Parliament President Martin Schulz today (13 March) brushed off accusations of hypocrisy made by Marine Le Pen’s National Front, after he reported the far-right party to anti-fraud investigators.
Supporters paste a poster of Marine Le Pen, France's National Front leader, on a wall before a political rally for local elections in Frejus March 18, 2014. [Reuters]

EU Parliament calls in fraud squad over National Front suspicions

The European Parliament announced Monday (9 March) that it had alerted anti-fraud investigators to possible financial irregularities committed by France's far-right National Front (FN) party over salaries paid to EU parliamentary assistants.

Unemployed MEP assistants line up for big benefits

Outgoing MEP assistants who can’t find work after the European elections can claim EU unemployment benefits worth 60% of their salary for a year.

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