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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).
From the speech: 'A European civil service fit for the 21st century' - by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič of 10 May 2012.