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10th Dec 2016

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Merkel's salary less than EU civil servant

Around 4,000 EU civil servants take home more pay than Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports Die Welt am Sonntag. Merkel earns €16,275 a month. Top-level EU staff based in Brussels earn some €21,310.17 a month. The EU institutions employ around 46,000 civil servants.

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