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Watch out for summer storms!

At the height of this year's summer holiday period, the Administration published an Administrative Notice (No 18-2017 of 26.07.2017) on the possible implementation of "leave in the interests of the service" under Article 42c of the Staff Regulations.

The notice provides little clarity on the grounds for triggering such a serious procedure, and it is not surprising therefore that it has given rise to varied reactions from colleagues, ranging from anxiety to perplexity.

Unacceptable arrangements surrounding the departure of OLAF's DG

The Federation salutes the “performance” of Mr Giovanni KESSLER who is on track to secure a sweet deal this week: resignation from his post as DG of OLAF, simultaneously transfer to an adviser “hors classe” post specially created for him in DG BUDG, secondment of that post to head up the Italian Customs authorities, and abolition of the adviser post on his departure.

These arrangements are said to be in the "interest of the service", without any further explanation being given, as if that catch-all formula could justify any arrangement.

OPEN LETTER to the Presidents and Secretaries General of the EU institutions

Mr Jean Claude Juncker
Mr Alexander Italianer

European Parliament:
Mr Antonio Tajani
Mr Klaus Welle

European Council
/ Council of the EU:
Mr Donald Tusk/ Mr Louis Grech
Mr Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen

Committee of   the Regions:
Mr Markku Markkula
Mr Jiří Buriánek

Economic and Social Committee:
Mr Georges Dassis
Mr Luís Planas

Court of Auditors:
Mr Klaus-Heiner Lehne
Mr Eduardo Ruiz García

Court of Justice:
Mr Koen Lenaerts
Mr Alfredo Calot Escobar

Why judgment T-270/16P (here) is so important for you!

The Court of Justice condems the practices of the Commission's Investigatory and Disciplinary Office
Why judgment T-270/16P (here) is so important for you!
The judgment of 14 February 2017 concerns a case that the Federation defended before the highest jurisdiction of the European legal order. It condemns the Commission for the Investigatory and Disciplinary Office's excesses.

The attacks of 22 March 2016

A year later, is our security and that of our children sufficiently taken into account?
The 22 March will mark a sad anniversary, that of the attacks at Zaventem and in the Maelbeek metro station, which caused so much physical and psychological damage. Some of our colleagues were among the victims of those barbaric acts. We wish to reconfirm our sympathy for, and solidarity with, all the victims and their families.