Most of these jobs are based in Brussels, a mere 2 hours away from London by
train, and well-connected to other parts of the UK. More significantly living
in Brussels and Luxembourg makes the whole of Europe very accessible. Imagine a
weekend trip to Rome, Madrid or Paris with a travel time of a couple of hours
or less- and often very cheap flights!
First language English speakers are always needed in the EU, with around 70%
of drafting carried out in English. The UK is currently underrepresented in the
EU's civil service, and this looks set to continue to be the case, with less
than 2% of the applications received so far for this round currently coming
from the UK.
The European Commission's head of media in the UK, Antonia Mochan, who has
had a 15 year career, covering a number of different policy areas, is available
for interviews (written and audiovisual) on this subject.
For more information, please contact the London press office on 020 7973
* European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Ministers of the
European Union and various other agencies and bodies