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    Smile say in other words

    Hello dear experts. Could you, please, paraphrase or say in other words the extract below:

    "The corresponding salary costs of personnel of national administrations are eligible to the extent that they relate to the cost of activities which the relevant public authority would not carry out if the project concerned were not undertaken."

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    Default Re: say in other words

    to the extent - only as far or as much as
    that they relate - that they are related to, concerned with, have to do with
    to the cost of activities - the money designated to be spent on this project
    which the relevant public authority - the person (civil servant) who was supposed to do it
    would not carry out - didn't.

    An official earns $100,000 a year. He get's a side-project. It doesn't happen. Someone can put in a claim for his salary, maybe as an expense in a lawsuit or something. But you can only count that portion of his salary that he would have used in doing the job he didn't do. If it ever happened (hence, the "if the project were not undertaken")

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    Smile Re: say in other words

    Thank you very much, jlinger.

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