Parliament reveals the cost of its foundation

Greece’s Parliament has for the first time published details showing how much taxpayer money is spent on its foundation for promoting parliamentarianism and democracy.

According to the data made public, the foundation, which was established in 2003, had a budget of 2 million euros in 2012 and aims to spend 1.8 million euros this year.

Of this, 850,000 euros is taxpayers’ money. It employs 27 people. The total wage bill last year was 592,000 euros. This year, it will fall to 480,000. Kathimerini understands that the monthly wage is 4,000 euros gross.

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