Civil service mandarins take heat out of Lisbon

The civil servants who cut their teeth on the Northern peace process will already be working to repair good relations with the EU.

21st June, 2008

The civil servants who cut their teeth on the Northern peace process will already be working to repair good relations with the EU.

The most senior civil servant in the EU, the commission’s Secretary General, Catherine Day from Dublin, said a few years ago that the European Commission was the only organisation paid to think European. Officials in foreign affairs and the Taoiseach’s department will be paid to do little else but think European for...

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