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Tusk receives a pay rise

Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council has just received a pay rise. The former Polish PM now has a higher salary than the President of the United States.

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via: fakt.pl

The “King of Europe” Donald Tusk received a raise of EUR 550 (PLN 2,200) which means he will be earning more than EUR 30,000 (PLN 130,000) per month.

Even the US President does not earn that much, reports tabloid Fakt quoting the British Guardian.

Tusk will receive a EUR 32,700 gross raise for the entire year, which increases his salary by 1.7 percent. This makes his pay equal to that of Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. 

The pay rise was widely commented on social media.

Tusk will receive a EUR 32 700 gross raise for the entire year, which increases his salary by 1.7 percent

Where does this raise come from? It’s the result of an equalization effect which is calculated based on, primarily, living costs in Brussels. In comparison, as prime minister, Tusk earned around EUR 38,500 (PLN 165,000) per annum.

Meanwhile, the salaries of Polish MEPs, of which there are 51, are over EUR 8,000 (PLN 32,000).