Barroso’s staff forum is sure to be a hit.
!Do not even think of trying to contact a European Commission official next Tuesday morning (20 March), for that is when José Manuel Barroso, the Commission president, will be holding his next staff forum.
Those who are not honoured to be selected to attend the event in person will surely be following live via webstreaming. Barroso has decided that the event will be about “delivering stability and growth for Europe” and has sent out a page of fascinating stuff about economic governance and growth-enhancing measures, claiming that “the European Commission is a driving force in all these issues”.
Maroš Šefcovic, the European commissioner for administration, will also be in attendance, just in case any ill-trained official should attempt to raise issues that staff actually want to talk about – such as delivering changes to employment contracts and a 5% reduction in posts.