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eeb1.com_fichiers_news_fichiers1_1679_2014-06-LD-34 BACC 2014 CHEMISTRY VP Sefcovic made some commitments to the European Parliament. He said in 2013 “Concerning European Baccalaureate 2012 exams, the Commission regrets the problems encountered at the mathematics and chemistry exams. The Commission requested a detailed report from the Office of the Secretary-General of the European Schools which was prepared by independent… » read more

Posted by urbanexposed

The European Schools (EURSC) administration appear to surpass themselves yet again. Having botched the Baccalaureate in 2012, and since then having seen all sorts of commitments to put things right one might expect that things can only get better. Rumour has it that the 2014 BAC has suffered a fate even worse than that in… » read more

Posted by urbanexposed

In a recent response to a parliamentary question, Mr Šefčovič admits that there were problems with the Maths and Chemistry Baccalaureate 2012. Unfortunately Mr Šefčovič did not respond to the MEP’s request for information on what right of redress there might be for impacted pupils, instead he merely points out that the Commission will follow… » read more

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On 17 September 2013 an MEP tabled a written European Parliamentary question to the European Commission under rule 117, see http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fTEXT%2bWQ%2bE-2013-010581%2b0%2bDOC%2bXML%2bV0%2f%2fEN&language=EN the question read: “On 2 April 2012, the European Ombudsman made a finding of maladministration against the Commission for failing to respond to requests for an independent external audit of the European Schools. Has… » read more

Posted by Mélanie Bruneau

Lets face it, the legal basis and governance structure of the European School system is like a rather large pile of dog mess left in the Foyer of the Justus Lipsius building. There is no voice, anywhere saying its all ok, except of course the EURSC itself living in its Hades. Everyone knows it is… » read more

Posted by urbanexposed

The EU Ombudman Emily O’Reilly has barely got her feet under her desk, but has indicated her approach. In case 814/2010/JF, finally decided in 2012 the EU Ombudsman found the European Commission guilty of maladministration and requested an independent audit into EURSC, European Schools. A bitter Commission sought to defend the case and threw their… » read more

Posted by urbanexposed

below is a parliamentary question submitted by a Danish MEP. It raises an interesting legal question as to whether the Commission through its practices and particularly its financing practices, exerts a de facto veto over the European School. A power (if it exists at all) the Commission wields on an ad hoc basis which is… » read more

Posted by Mélanie Bruneau

Its a sad reflection on the legitimacy of the European Union when the European Commission itself avoids the application of the TFEU and the rule of law in Europe in relation to the European Schools. The European Commission and European taxpayers provide 280m euro per year to the EURSC, in the full knowledge that the… » read more

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The power of the EU Ombudsman is called into question due to the European Commission’s anarchic attitude to the Ombudsman ruling in case 814/2010/JF which it fought but lost. Mr Sefcovic in a letter today repeats the European Commission line that “Concerning the conclusions of the European Ombudsman in the case 814/2010/JF, the Commission did… » read more

Posted by Mélanie Bruneau

I was told yesterday by letter from Mr Van Rompuy’s office that “we regret to inform you that the Council of the European Union does not have competence, as this issue falls under the responsibility of the European Commission. Therefore, Mr Van Rompuy cannot intervene in this matter.” The Commission take the line that they… » read more

Posted by Mélanie Bruneau