Ready for the shitstorm: Set the salary high up

The former finance, foreign and has grown Kristian Jensen (V) defending high ministerlønninger. On Facebook writing the Liberal party's former vice-president

Ready for the shitstorm: Set the salary high up

The former finance, foreign and has grown Kristian Jensen (V) defending high ministerlønninger. On Facebook writing the Liberal party's former vice-president

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
31 October 2019 Thursday 12:00
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Ready for the shitstorm: Set the salary high up

The former finance, foreign and has grown Kristian Jensen (V) defending high ministerlønninger.

On Facebook writing the Liberal party's former vice-president, among other things:

'Give the ministers a high remuneration! I know that I put the hindquarters in the klaphøjde and probably get a shitstorm on the neck.'

'But someone has to say it: It is a exceptionally demanding job to be minister, and it should be rewarded with a remuneration which corresponds to the stake.'

'Therefore, I fully support, that the temporary decline, which was introduced during the financial crisis, now removed, and that the new government will get a boost of 5 percent from the new year.'

the Jensens lookup comes after that, through the DR News has emerged that the government's 20 ministers stand to get a salary increase from the turn of the year, according to the proposed next year's budget.

Back in 2010, then-prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V) to cut five percent of the ministers ' salaries temporarily after the financial crisis.

Since the temporary reduction was extended several times by successive governments. For the new year expires lønnedsættelsen. Thus stands the ministers for a salary increase.

There must be a wage increase to Mette Frederiksen's ministers. Photo: Mads Nissen

Prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S) annual salary sounds on 1.574.372 crowns. Finance minister Nicolai Wammen, and the minister of foreign affairs Jeppe Kofod (S) each receive an annual salary of 1.385.448 crowns. The other ministers get 1.259.498 crowns.

I disagree with the government's policy, and I'm certainly not impressed by all the ministers, efforts or knowledge. But regardless it is the job among the most demanding and challenging in Denmark, writes Jensen.

With 5.7 million employers, which, through a clever and sharp press follows with the smallest of details in the work, so is the pressure on ministers significantly. And it must also be reflected in the remuneration.

- I know that the amount of 1,2 to 1,5 million dollars sounds like a lot - it is also considerably higher than what I in his time served as a bank clerk; but even the best paid minister earns less than the lowest paid permanent secretary.

- And clearly lower than what employees with similar responsibility in other industries get, writes Jensen.

Politikerlønninger be discussed again after a number of writings in the press. The social democrats and the Left have recently made a u-turn and agreed to look at politicians ' salaries in general.

In 2014 reduced the Social democrats, the Left, the SF, the Radical Left and The Conservative people's Party a Vederlagskommission. It should come with recommendations for a new, unified system of salaries for politicians.

The five parties gave each other hand that they would follow the commission's recommendations regardless of what. Ago the years a number of parties from the agreement.

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Updated: 31.10.2019 12:00
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