Deutsche Welle har en mycket intressant intervju med Derk-Jan Eppink om hans bok om livet som toppbyråkrat i EU-kommissionen ”Life of a European Mandarin”
Ett litet citat:
”The mandarins have many ways of keeping a commissioner down; a heavy workload, complex legislation, long dusty speeches no one will hear. But to avoid this, and avoid being undermined, the commissioner must show leadership.
One way to avoid this would be for the best people to be sent to Brussels by their governments. But usually, leaders want to keep their best people, which is why a Brussels job is either a gift to a long-serving friend or a way of getting rid of someone. These instances don’t often lead to solid commissioners.”