New EU President prefers to sleep in her office

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  • Ursula von der Leyen EU President to have a tiny apartment of 25-square-meter on the 13th floor next to her office so she can sleep there during the week.
  • She will start her job as EU’s president in November.

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New EU President prefers to sleep in her office instead of renting an apartment locally says the staff on Thursday.

According to a source, a commission representative said, “We can confirm that the president-elect would like to use an existing personal retreat next to the president’s office to stay overnight during her days in Brussels.”

Cutting Security Cost

This arrangement will help von der Leyen to cut security costs and save her form traffic of Brussels. She also used to live at her ministry in Berlin, whereas keeping her main home in Hanover.

The fact irritates former President of European Commission that there is no official residence for the president of the EU. He complains to the local newspaper that he was forced to live in a hotel suite at a cost of 3,250 euros ($3,560) a month.

She can have a tiny apartment of 25-square-meter on the 13th floor next to her office so she can sleep there during the week.

German’s Defense Minister footsteps

Von der Leyen is following the footsteps of the German defense minister of staying in an office during the week and return to the family home at weekends.

Von der Leyen receives a residential allowance of 4,185 euros. Much as, her monthly salary as a commission president is 28,000 euros. It is not clear while she claims this while living in her office.

She will start her job as EU’s president in November. Whereas, one of her top primacies is moving Europe towards a carbon-neutral future.

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