Greek MPs to receive some 8,000 euros a month in 2014
Greek parliamentarians will receive up to 8,028 euros per month next year in gross wages and expenses, according to details published on the Greek Parliament’s website.
The breakdown of MPs’ salaries was made public after Parliament’s budget for 2014 was approved by the House on Monday, even though it only received support from New Democracy and PASOK.
The budget foresees Parliament’s spending being reduced by 6.8 million euros next year but the fact that MPs’ salaries are not going to be affected prompted criticism of lawmakers.
Parliament’s website revealed that MPs from Athens and Thessaloniki will receive 7,644 euros gross per month.
This however includes their allowance for office, postal and travel expenses.
MPs from the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands can claim 8,028 euros.