EEAS: texts of the final approval

EU foreign ministers gave their final approval to the European External Action Service (EEAS), paving the way for the diplomatic corps “to come into being” by December 2010. [...]

European Schools: capacity of schools in Brussels

Draft Minutes of the Monitoring Group dated 26 May 2010 (capacity of schools in Brussels) and reaction of the Parents Association of Brussels I

European Schools: Capacity of schools in Brussels

Capacity of schools in Brussels (written procedure in June 2010)

Epso to continue with computer based tests

Unfavourable verdict from staff tribunal, but EPSO rules out return to pen and paper! The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is to persist with computer-based selection tests for recruitment to the European Union institutions, despite an unfavourable verdict from a staff tribunal.  See an article by Simon Taylor on European Voice. pdf [...]

EEAS: R&D Council defends staff who will join

At a time when the future of some Council colleagues is on the line, it is obviously not the moment for division between the unions, but rather for unity so that our voice can carry weight in the crucial debate on the creation of the new European External Action Service (EEAS). R&D Conseil has committed [...]

EPSO Competitions: The tribunal supports R&D’s approach

The jury should remain at the centre of the selection procedure By giving its judgement in the Pachtitis case, the Tribunal has restored the central role of staff representatives and the place of the jury in the competition procedures. R&D is very pleased to have discovered in the tribunal a weighty institutional ally to denounce [...]

EEAS: “Much Ado About Nothing” a paper by Stefani Weiss

“Member States, Council and Commission were more concerned to protect their own sinecures than working together in shaping a service with which the EU will become fit for 21st century external policies” [...]

EEAS: political agreement in the Antici group on the proposal regarding Staff ...

Text of the Political agreement on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities and the conditions of employment of other servants of those Communities 2010/0171 (COD) This text was examined by the Antici Group on 15 and 22 [...]