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Opposition MP calls for cuts

New Democracy lawmaker Kyriakos Mitsotakis has sent out an open letter to all MPs, calling for a reduction in the number of deputies in Parliament and for MPs to give up certain benefits as part of spending cuts.

In a letter sent out on Friday, Mitsotakis proposed three changes – firstly that the number of MPs in Parliament be reduced to 200 from 300, secondly the abolition of a parliamentary pension (in addition to the pension MPs get from their professional fund) and thirdly the abolition of the additional payments given to deputies who head parliamentary committees.

Mitsotakis is the head of Parliament’s environmental affairs committee.