Wieland: ‘Cancel pension of corrupt deputies’

The Vice President of the European Parliament, Rainer Wieland, is in favor of depriving legally convicted MEPs of their pension rights. “In the aftermath of the corruption affair, the possibility should be created to also deprive MEPs of pension entitlements in such cases,” the CDU politician said in an interview with Europe.Table. So far, the rules of the Members’ Statute and the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament do not provide a legal basis for this.

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