Politicians on a paid leave of absence: Traveled to Nepal and Laos

On the ferieorlov with full pay. Such is the reality of the country's municipal and regional politicians. The rules give them the right to pay in up to three

Politicians on a paid leave of absence: Traveled to Nepal and Laos

On the ferieorlov with full pay. Such is the reality of the country's municipal and regional politicians. The rules give them the right to pay in up to three

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
31 October 2019 Thursday 08:00
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Politicians on a paid leave of absence: Traveled to Nepal and Laos

On the ferieorlov with full pay.

Such is the reality of the country's municipal and regional politicians. The rules give them the right to pay in up to three months, although the leave is completely voluntary. And there is no option to renounce the money.

Thus were the two byrådspolitikere Morten Bast Hall and Pernille Bendixen secured a nice travel allowance, since they both went on vacation in the east.

write DR.

Morten Bast Hall, conservative councillor at Hørsholm Municipality, traveled to Vietnam and Laos earlier in the year. It reveals his Instagram profile.

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Morten Bast Halls Instagram witnesses that Laos was visited during the period of paid leave.

Of the minutes from the byrådsmødet in Hørsholm Municipality 29. april in the year one can read that 'Morten Bast Hall (C) on account of foreign travel is exempt from the obligation to perform his municipal duties in an expected period of time from the 28. april 2019 to the 24. July 2019'.

According to DR received, Morten Bast Hall 35.628 kr. in the course of the three feriemåneder.

- I do not think it makes sense that politicians have the type of privileges. It is a strange rule, that one is forced to receive the money, writes the conservative politician in a comment to Extra Blade.

For DF'eren Pernille Bendixen commanded ferieorloven from the Odense city Council on a trip to Nepal.

'So it is, admittedly, I am travelling to Nepal at the end of march,' she wrote 26. February last year on Facebook.

Subsequently, she put one scenic image after another from the trip on the social media.

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One of the scenic pictures from Nepal, as Pernille Bendixen laid on his Facebook.

All the while received the DF's the full consideration from the city council. According to DR does it sound at around dkk 16,000. of the month

As was the case with Morten Bast Hall, was called a paid alternate for Pernille Bendixen in the period, she was on vacation.

Pernille Bendixen has not answered Ekstra inquiries.

Updated: 31.10.2019 08:00
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