Just before Monday’s crucial vote in the budget control committee on the Selmayr resolution the Greens in the European Parliament have put forward suggestions how to make recruitment decisions in the Parliament more transparent and competitive.
Green MEP Sven Giegold, Parliament’s rapporteur on “transparency, integrity and accountability of the EU institutions” commented:
“The European Parliament must not apply double standards. It is right to criticize the intransparent recruiment procedures in the European Commission. But, the Parliament needs to clean its own table too. Senior management positions should be filled based on competence.”