Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, receives Marylise LEBRANCHU, French Minister for Administrative Reform, Decentralization and the Civil Service: roundtable and statement by Marylise LEBRANCHU
Première transmission: 31/01/2013
Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
Fin de production: 31/01/2013
On 31 january Maroš Šefčovič meets Marylise Lebranchu, French Minister for national reform, decentralisation and public service to discuss about the measures from the European Commission for reducing the deficit on the Member States. They talked also about the differences between the European civil servants and Member States civil servants.
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||Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration welcoming Marylise Lebranchu, French Minister for national reform, decentralisation and public service
||Roundtable (4 shots)
||Marylise Lebranchu giving some statements to the press
||Cutaway of a journalist
||SOUNDBITE (in French) by Marylise Lebranchu: I just met with Commissioner Šefčovič, in charge of the civil service and the aspect of the administration of the Commission and obviously he is concerned becauser we ask a lot of effort in cutting the European public function budget. I told him that in my opinion the Commission calls on Member States to great lengths. I am minister of public function and all I do is watched closely. I said that we must be vigilant with the comparisons made by the different public functions. My servants, even if they are of high quality get much lower salaries to those of European officials. These comparisons lead to a demand on the part of Member States to the Council to reduce the costs of the institution. I have asked the Commission to spread the problem that Member States have. We do not want to be supposed to present a multi-annual program that is just a program of cuts to our staff. We understand his attitude, but me, as Minister of the French public service I have no the key of the negotiations which will take place next week. We have asked for assistance to encourage the exchange of officials from several countries for dissemination of our cultures and to help us progress.