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The "opacity" of the remuneration of the members of the Constitutional Council criticized by a parliamentary report

2020-10-30T12:51:51.298Z

The UDI deputy Christophe Naegelen criticizes in a report " the opacity " of the remuneration of the members of the Constitutional Council and the accumulation with a retirement. The government replied Thursday evening that their compensation is " stable " and subject to " common law taxes and contributions ". Read also: The Constitutional Council calls for an end to unworthy detention conditions



The UDI deputy Christophe Naegelen criticizes in a report "

the opacity

" of the remuneration of the members of the Constitutional Council and the accumulation with a retirement.

The government replied Thursday evening that their compensation is "

stable

" and subject to "

common law taxes and contributions

".

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In this report annexed to the 2021 draft budget, Christophe Naegelen explains that he obtained “

an anonymized payslip from a member

” of the Constitutional Council in September 2020. The remuneration would amount to “

15,000 euros gross (including 43% of index treatment and 57% compensation)

”and around 13,270 euros net, he says.

Beyond that, the deputy UDI and his colleague Thierry Benoit, author of a bill on the subject, criticize the possibilities for the Wise ones to accumulate with retirement pensions of elected officials, "

deputies, European deputies, senators

". .. Christophe Naegelen calls in his report to "

consolidate the legal basis of the remuneration

" of the members of the Board and "

remove the possibility of accumulation with a retirement pension

".

The subject was the subject of a discussion in the hemicycle during the night from Thursday to Friday during the examination of the 2021 budget bill. “

The compensation of the president and of the members of the Council is framed by the organic law which sets the principles,

”recalled Marc Fesneau, Minister responsible for relations with Parliament.

It also prohibits members and the president from exercising any public office and any other professional activity

,” he continued.

"

Stable

", this allowance "is

similar to the salary of section presidents of the Council of State and or chamber presidents at the Court of Auditors

".

And "

all of these elements of remuneration are subject to taxes and contributions under common law

", he insisted.

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The government "

was

" moreover "

open

" to "

a possible restriction

" of the compensation of members of the Constitutional Council and "

demonstrated it

", "

but the organic nature of the measures that should be taken

", does not not a finance bill, concluded Marc Fesneau.

Source: lefigaro

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