With a staff of 34,000 drawn from the length and breadth of the EU, the Commission works closely with the European Parliament and national governments to run the Union in the overall interests of its 455 million citizens.
Its job is to transform into practical everyday action these citizens' aspirations for peace, freedom and prosperity. How does it do this? Who works there? What are their jobs?
This portal gives you the chance to find out.
The Staff Regulations is the official document describing the rules, principles and working conditions of the European civil service. These rules are essential to guarantee the European civil service functions at the highest standards. In 2004, the European Union reformed these rules entirely and made them one of the most modern of the time. Currently, Staff Regulations are being reviewed again, in order to generate even more efficiency gains and savings in administrative expenditure. This page presents the most recent information concerning this on-going revision process.
On 10 May 2012, at a breakast briefing hosted by the European Policy Group, Vice-President Šefčovič gave a speech about the European civil service.
This was a comprehensive speech, so we've broken it down into a series of smaller videos, covering its major themes.
Click on a theme below to see the video for that part of the speech.
|Introduction [19 MB]||We need to attract the best staff [13 MB]|
|Return on investment [21 MB]||The cost of non-EU [17 MB]|
|The challenges ahead|
|Greater efficiency||Concluding remark|
Alternatively, you can read the whole speech (in EN only).