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New Commission rules on expert groups aim to increase transparency in decision-making

At present, roughly 800 expert groups advise the European Commission across all policy domains. These groups are made up of individual members and representatives of Member States and third countries, EU and international bodies, business, trade unions, civil society and academia amongst others. Their aim is to support the Commission’s work in the preparation of new legislation, delegated and implementing …

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The EU has 23 official languages

The General Court of the European Union has recently annulled three EU competition notices which required the candidates to choose English, French or German as their second language and as the language of communication with EPSO, the European Union recruitment office. In December 2012 and January 2013, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) had published three open competition notices which …

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