Note for the attention of Commissioner Johannes Hahn

All the trade union organisations wish to be informed of the content of the Commission’s proposal on the Union’s financial perspectives.

The staff representation considers that this proposal will determine both the amount and the volume of staff work for the next seven years as well as the budgetary amount devoted to operating costs.

These are matters of great interest to the staff and, therefore, to the trade union organisations representing them. All the more so as a reading of the Commission’s proposal shows that heading 7 will be reduced by a significant amount, whereas at the highest level, staff were promised it would not be reduced.

As you know, our organisations have on several occasions asked to be informed of the Commission’s draft before its official communication. Unfortunately, this has proved impossible in view of the institution’s refusal to provide any information on the matter in time.

Now that the Commission’s proposal has been made public, we feel it is necessary to receive explanatory material on its content very quickly.

We look forward to work with you at our next meeting.


 The European Commission staff representatives (SC and TU)

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