Edito 3
The mediation service must be provided with sufficient resources in order to guarantee optimal functioning 5
An increasing number of requests that the mediation service is in no way likely to manage satisfactorily 5
The only time the administration seems to be interested in the mediator is at the occasion of the appointment procedure… 6
…every effort shall be made to undermine the Opinion of the Staff Committee imposed by the Commission Decision of March 2002 on the appointment of the Ombudsman 6
… Since the adoption of the Commission Decision of March 2002, this was the first time that the mediator was appointed without the opinion of the Staff Committee! 7
The procedure for appointing the contested mediator before the Court of First Instance 8