Charles Michel to double his salary as European Council president
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    Charles Michel to double his salary as European Council president

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    Outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was recently appointed to lead the European Council by his fellow European Union (EU) leaders.

    As president of the European Council president his salary is expected to rise substantially, reaching 32,700 euro gross per month.

    The salary of the President of the European Council is modeled to the European Commission President’s, Jean-Claude Juncker’s salary, reports the Telegraph.

    Both Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk received a salary of € 32,700 gross per month.

    Charles Michel is the son of Louis-Michel, former Belgian foreign minister and who also worked as commissioner for the European Commission later in his career.

    Charles-Michel was the first French-speaking from the liberal party to become Prime-Minister in Belgium since Paul-Emile Janson in 1937.

    The Brussels Times