A European Union official was sacked for theft and sexual abuse but allowed to keep his pension, a disciplinary report obtained by the Daily Telegraph has revealed.
A second official, who had “a large number of unauthorised absences, systematically refused to work and did not respect the instructions of the hierarchy” was fired in 2020 after leaking documents, the internal report said.
Astonishingly, he too was also allowed to keep his lucrative pension, which is one of the major perks of serving Brussels as an EU civil servant.
So, taking a pension when someone is fired is like asking for their wages back.
Which seems a bit harsh, doesn’t it?