Der Spiegel reports that former European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP is keeping his privilege of a limousine with a driver on call. The article notes that he should have given back his limousine last October, as this was three months after the new EP President entered office. However, last November, the Presidium of the European Parliament changed the rules by signing a note from EP Secretary General Klaus Welle, who used to be an assistant to Pöttering.

Source: Open Europe

Der Spiegel estimates it would cost European taxpayers € 60,000 to buy a new car (the former one is too old, it is said) and maintain it for two year and a half.



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