Ministers agree on radical cuts to EU bureaucracy

EU finance ministers on Friday (14 July) approved radical cuts in the European Commission staff budget, following proposals by the Finnish EU presidency.

The presidency argued on Friday that Brussels cannot escape a similar process as is currently under way in many national capitals, which are trying to boost efficiency and reduce bureaucracy.

Helsinki wants to see a cut of 1700 eurocrat jobs over the next seven years which amounts to 8.5 percent of the commission staff - the equ...

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