The Commission's 2017 work programme has a promising title: "Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends".
The FEDERATION naturally warmly supports those political goals. But, to maximise the chances of success, the Commission needs to engage staff in delivering that programme. To do so, it would be wise for the Commission to show the way by making it its new year's resolution for 2017 to apply those noble aims within the institution by: Delivering a Commission that protects, empowers and defends staff!
The Federation wishes to celebrate 9 May 2017, Europe Day.
It supports the values underlying European integration.
As a result, the Federation expects the Commission to launch a step forward based on an explicit clarification of the European project that can garner popular support.
In this year marking 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, participation in the Europe Day celebrations and recalling the spirit and vision underlying Robert Schuman's Declaration of 9 May 1950 make even more sense.
Aeronautical engineer, director of several equipment programs before joining Brussels for NATO then the Commission as Temporary Agent then Civil Servant.
As member of the FFPE for twenty-five years, I gradually got involved in its operation, in particular because of the steady deterioration of working conditions that I felt in the services, particularly since the successive reforms of 2004 and 2014.
Father of two boys who were students at the European school in Ixelles.