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Financial transparency

My monthly income and expenses as a Member of the European Parliament

The monthly salary (after EU tax) currently amounts to 7,853.89 € (as of 2024). Members are also paid a subsistence allowance of 350 € for each day’s attendance in Brussels or Strasbourg to cover their expenses.

Other income

Capital earnings (interest on savings, PSD Bank Karlsruhe-Neustadt dividend) of less than 100 € per month

See also my Declaration of financial interests.

General expenditure allowance

MEPs receive a monthly expenditure allowance, the use of which Pirate MEPs will publish (see certificate for 2020 spending here). A detailed overview on our expenses is available here. By clicking on an expense, the invoice of the payment can be viewed.

I have also receive passes for free travel with German and Belgian railways. The European Parliament covers our travel expenses on MEP business.

Parliamentary assistance allowance

MEPs receive a personnel budget of currently 28,000 euros per month (as of 2022). This budget can be used for local and accredited assistants. At the same time, we as MEPs are free to employ service providers for regular work, such as IT support or video editing. An overview of my assistants and service providers is published here. I have published the current breakdown of expenses from this budget (called Parliamentary Assistance Allowance) for the year 2020, the year 2021 and the year 2022.


I am a member of the German privacy NGO Working Group on Data Retention (Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung) as well as of Greenpeace, Mehr Demokratie e.V. and Reporter ohne Grenzen (RSF). I donate 70 € per month to the German Pirate Party (Schleswig-Holstein chapter).

Lobby meetings

List of meetings with lobbyists

Pirate Delegation

Minutes of delegation meetings

Invoices and bills