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www.thelocal.de/politics/20130203-47727.html More than 4,000 European Union civil servants earn more than German Chancellor Angela Merkels 16,275 monthly salary, it was reported on Sunday. Sunday newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag decided to look into the
EU staff to keep high wages, but work more, says admin chief Published 04 October 2011 In an effort to increase budget efficiency, while maintaining salaries at the same level, the Commission is asking officials to work longer hours without giving
Trade unions representing the EU's army of 55,000 officials have refused to discuss proposals for a 40-hour working week, the key measure in a Brussels drive to save taxpayers pounds 870?million a year by 2020. The longer week is vital to a European
This is calculated over a twelve-month period from July to July. Civil servants across the EU have faced pay freezes, and in some cases salary cuts, due to the deep impact of the financial crisis. More on this topic Presenting provisional Eurostat
As workers from across Europe marched through the EU quarter in Brussels on Wednesday (29 September), many EU officials looking out of their windows felt equally gloomy about proposed cuts in the EU budget and what they see as "scapegoating" of the
In contrast, the 10 countries which joined after 2004 have just two. The current distribution of top-level foreign posts reflects old colonial ties. Portugal and Spain between them lead five EU embassies in Latin America. Former colonial powers have
A top British official is leaving his post in the European Commission after London opposed his promotion to lead the EU executive's internal market portfolio, which is in charge of overseeing financial market regulation, EurActiv has learned.
They have been filled for administrators, and we intend to use this year to make sure we fill our quotas for high-level and management positions to ensure that geographical balance is properly represented," the new Slovak commissioner said. 'Faster
But today the 27 Commissioners unanimously agreed to defend the full pay hike in the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The move was decided at the first Commission meeting of the year and amounts to a showdown with EU leaders in the face of
New procedural rules being considered by member states show that EU president-designate Herman Van Rompuy will have to manage a delicate power balancing act with the country holding the rotating presidency when he takes up his duties on 1 January.