>> 23 September 2008
“Report Madelin” on the modernization of human resources in the CommissionFollowing the release of the conclusions of the Holmquist – Verrue – Madelin Working Party, staff representatives have reacted unanimously both on the substance and method of this report. Indeed, the conditions conducive to a genuine debate on a new reform are not met and all the trade unions and staff associations firmly refuse any new reform of our staff regulations. We are convinced that neither the staff nor the institution are in a position to carry out a new reform. Such an initiative risks creating more confusion amongst our colleagues and within the services, as well as weakening the Commission. Indeed, it would jeopardize the Commission’s position in the interinstitutional architecture and its role in building Europe.

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