Thursday, 29 November 2007

Government Incompetence and EU

"Tax exemptions granted by the Finnish government to some employees of the Helsinki-based EU chemicals agency drew flak in Finland's Parliament on Wednesday."

"Staff recruited by the agency from abroad are allowed to buy a tax-free car every three years and benefit from a VAT exemption on purchases exceeding 170 euros for a limited period of time."

This concerns the EU Chemical Agency Employees (450). I would like to remind that in general the salary of the EU personnels are higher than average Finnish salary but the most outrageous point is the fact that the income TAX of EU employee is about 18% (which is over 35% for Finnish workers.).

That is just unacceptable... EU and Finnish politicians are here promoting inequality, a wrong message...

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