What do the leaders of the EU get paid?

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DATA - We’re trying to complete the list of gross salaries for all the leaders of the EU. So that’s all the members of the European Council.
Countries we’re still missing: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia and Czech Republic.

And not all data already gathered is up to date or complete. So all suggestions for improvements, together with links to the source in the comments, are appreciated.
Here’s the most current overview:

We also compared this data to the recently published average labour costs per country (PDF with data).
We assumed a leader worked 2200 hours per year and calculated the hourly rate. We then compared to the average in their country. So you get a ratio. Looks like this:

Here’s the current available data in a table.

EU Leader Country Gross salary year
Werner Faymann Austria
Charles Michel Belgium € 212.064
Georgi Bliznashki Bulgaria
Zoran Milanović Croatia
Nicos Anastasiades Cyprus € 77.182
Bohuslav Sobotka Czech Republic
Helle Thorning-Schmidt Denmark € 195.520
Taavi Rõivas Estonia
Jean-Claude Juncker Europe (commission) € 317.496
Donald Tusk Europe (Council) € 298.495
Alexander Stubb Finland € 178.104
François Hollande France € 179.000
Angela Merkel Gemany € 250.000
Alexis Tsipras Greece € 85.479
Viktor Orbán Hungary € 72.000
Enda Kenny Ireland € 185.000
Matteo Renzi Italy € 115.000
Laimdota Straujuma Latvia € 25.285
Dalia Grybauskaitė Lithuania € 90.361
Xavier Bettel Luxembourg € 288.000
Joseph Muscat Malta € 50.276
Mark Rutte Netherlands € 180.000
Ewa Kopacz Poland € 48.253
Pedro Passos Coelho Portugal € 68.670
Traian Băsescu Romania € 23.400
Robert Fico Slovakia € 45.127
Miro Cerar Slovenia
Mariano Rajoy Spain € 78.000
Stefan Löfven Sweden € 204.411
David Cameron United Kingdom € 195.000

NB: Extra’s like cars, housing, travel expenses and food not included.

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Reacties (1)

#1 Steeph

Enda Kenny’s salary needs to be adjusted downwards to €185.000 based on recent data:

(will update tomorrow)