Headlines December 2013
Building on the good work that has helped the EU onto the path to recovery this year is vital for the future prosperity of Europe, and European leaders must maintain that momentum ahead of the legislative pause caused by next year's European elections.
The financial crisis has had a major impact on the public sector across Europe, with budgets under pressure and jobs and services at risk. But for many public authorities, the changes imposed by the crisis have also been seen as an opportunity to change the way they work for the better, as Vice President Maroš Šefčovič explained on 9 December.
Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič used his visit to the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee on 2 December to remind MEPs of the 0% error rate in the management of the EU’s administration budget and to underline a number of measures designed to help reduce admin costs and improve management.