Jean-Claude’s Method

Day 2

Here’s the leaked memorandum on the working methods of the new Commission, circulated by Jean-Claude Juncker to other Commissioners on Wednesday.

At 38 pages, including five annexes, there no doubt plenty here for policy people across Brussels and beyond to get their teeth into.

In the introduction, the President’s “guidelines” (word taken from treaties) are referred to as “rules”, which is a rather interesting slight of hand by the SG.

Moreover, such a memo requires no change to or re-examination of the EC’s formal procedural rules (EurLex) and so the College’s choice of secret voting and secret minutes continues. (See my 9 September blog.)

Probably more to come back to and discuss when I’ve read the doc fully.


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