Visit of Marylise Lebranchu, French Minister for Administrative Reform, Decentralization and the Civil Service, to Maroš Šefčovič: round table and statement by Marylise Lebranchu
Type: Visit to the Commission
End production: 31/01/2013 First transmission: 31/01/2013
On 31 January 2013, Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration, received Marylise Lebranchu, French Minister for Administrative Reform, Decentralization and the Civil Service.
The Officials discussed 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.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Marylise Lebranchu, French Minister for Administrative Reform, Decentralization and the Civil Service, and handshake with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
||Round table with Maroš Šefčovič and Marylise Lebranchu (4 shots)
||Marylise Lebranchu being interviewed in the presence of Maroš Šefčovič
||Journalists taking notes
||Soundbite by Marylise Lebranchu (in FRENCH) saying that she 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 because they ask a lot of effort in cutting the European public function budget. She told him that in her opinion the European Commission calls on Member States to great lengths. Saying that she is Minister for Public Function and all she does is watched closely. She said that they must be vigilant with the comparisons made by the different public functions. Her 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. She has asked the Commission to spread the problem that Member States have. They do not want to be supposed to present a multi-annual program that is just a program of cuts to their staff. They understand his attitude, but she, as Minister of the French Public Service she has no the key of the negotiations which will take place next week. They have asked for assistance to encourage the exchange of officials from several countries for dissemination of their cultures and to help them progress.