Further boost to top management recruitment in the Commission
Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-institutional Relations and Administration, announced today the publication of vacancies for four Deputy Director General posts, open to nationals of three Member States which joined the EU in 2004 (Latvia, Lithuania and Malta). Although overall targets for top managers from the new Member States which joined the EU in 2004 have been achieved, individual indicative targets have not yet been reached for these three Member States. Today's publications will be followed in the coming days by two further waves of senior management publications, respectively at Director and Principal Adviser levels, which will opened to nationals of six Member States which joined the EU in 2004 and 2007 (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia).
"The Commission is very serious about achieving a decent geographical balance throughout its services, including at the highest level of management," said Vice-President Šefčovič. "We have done very well with the indicative targets we set for the countries which joined in 2004 and 2007. But for a few Member States, we need an extra effort. That is why we have decided to take this extra step. I look forward to receiving applications from top class candidates."