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Emily O'Reilly, EU Ombudsman, with EU Commission president 2009-2014, José Manuel Barroso [European Commission]
Public Affairs 29-07-2014

Ombudsman pushes for more protection for EU whistleblowers

The EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, on Monday (27 July) opened an investigation into nine EU institutions, which have failed to put in place protective measures for staff members that report corruption or malpractice.
Gergely Polner
Brexit 29-07-2014

Is British influence in Brussels about to fall off a cliff?

The UK still holds a high number of senior civil servants in the EU, but their number is in decline. The foreign office should encourage young civil servants and graduates to work in Brussels, writes Gergely Polner.
Future EU 18-02-2013

EU wage premiums hurt potential for European added value

The debate on EU salary levels should not be discredited as a merely populist exercise. Effectively, it is also a debate on the potential future role of the EU in the provision of public goods, say Friedrich Heinemann and Stefani Weiss.
Future EU 31-01-2013

EU officials plan strike ahead of budget summit next week

Three European civil servants unions in Brussels plan a strike two days before the EU summit of 7-8 February to protest rumoured additional budget cuts. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 11-05-2012

Brussels regrets it cannot afford ‘wizards’ anymore

Despite attractive salaries and working conditions, the European Commission says it is unable to recruit the same kind of highly-talented personnel as giant multinationals.
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Economy & Jobs 01-09-2011

Barroso confident EU can tackle problems

Europe's economy, the troubles with Greece and the euro and relations with Europe's neighbors in the East and the Arab world are at the top of the EU's agenda as eurocrats in Brussels return from their summer break and get back to work. The European Commission held a two-day seminar this week at the Africa museum in Brussels to kick-start their activities. President Jose Manuel Barroso is confident that Europe can overcome its problems.