Tags: EU | Italy | Financial | Crisis

High Salaries for Italian Lawmakers Stir Anger

Tuesday, 03 Jan 2012 10:26 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A government-mandated report has confirmed what many Italians long suspected: The 11,000 euros ($14,300) that Italian lawmakers earn each month outpaces their European colleagues, and Italy has many public agencies and councils that simply don't exist in other countries.

Italy's bloated public sector and the privileges of its political elite have come under fire as the country battles its debt crisis with tax hikes, labor market reforms and pension reforms. Many ordinary Italians have been hurt by the changes.

Premier Mario Monti has vowed to trim the cost of governing as part of his austerity measures, and renouncing his own salary as premier and economy minister to start. The report published Tuesday aims to provide "food for thought" to make further cuts.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

RNC Directs Extra $8 Million to Senate Early-Vote Efforts

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 09:42 AM

The Republican National Committee is sinking an addition $8 million into U.S. Senate races, Politico reported.
 . . .

Mitch McConnell Lays Out Plan to Roll Back Obama's Agenda

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 06:51 AM

A Republican-controlled Congress would use the power of the purse to overturnPresident Barack Obama's policies, Senate M . . .

Report: Florida Dixiecrats Less Impressed With Charlie Crist

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 22:41 PM

Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist handily won Florida's Democratic primary Tuesday against Nan . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved