The EU Commission is taking legal action against ... erm ... itself? National governments? Nobody? Not sure who but they're taking someone to court to overturn a decision by democratically elected (or half undemocratically appointed in our case) national governments to cap pay rises for EU officials at 1.85%.
There is little doubt that the EU Court of Injustice will rule in favour of the EU Commission because the judges, who are already on a salary of £215k, will be ruling on their own pay rises! As Nigel Farage says, "it would not take Nostradamus to predict the result of this particular case".
It would be interesting to see what happened if an individual was to take their own legal action over this because the EU Court of Justice is not the independent tribunal guaranteed by the EU Convention on Human Rights.
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Posted by Stuart Parr at 07:17
EU Commission taking legal action to protect 3.7% pay rises
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