Left leader Frans Timmermans has resigned from the controversial severance package he received after leaving the post of Dutch commissioner in Brussels, daily newspaper De Telegraaf reported. Information about Timmermans' resignation from 15,000 euros per month was confirmed by the European Commission.
The former Vice-President of the European Commission resigned in August last year from the position of Dutch Commissioner, and therefore Vice-President of the European Commission, after deciding to return to national politics. Timmermans became leader of the United Left list of the Labor Party (PvdA) and the Green Party (GroenLinks).
After leaving the position of Vice President of the European Commission, Timmermans received a “transition allowance” for another two years. The former commissioner did not want to specify whether he would resign from the severance pay after winning the elections to the lower house of parliament (Tweede Camera), which took place in November last year. De Telegraaf reported on Friday that the leftist leader collected PLN 15,000 per month. Euro from the European Commission. This has been the subject of criticism from political opponents. According to the newspaper's information, confirmed by the European Commission, he last received money in December last year and finally resigned from receiving his end-of-service gratuity.
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