|EPO President Battistelli in his office. The Eiffel Tower is |
not visible from this angle, it would appear.
|Another of St. Germain-en-Laye's favourite suns (sorry), |
who holds the European record for extended reigns with 72
years, 110 days. Also known for ambitious building projects ...
- the decision to extend Mr Battistelli’s
contract was carried by an overwhelming majority of the delegations, in a
- having made the decision to extend the
contract, the Council then authorised Mr Kongstad to negotiate and conclude
the terms of the extension “under his sole authority”
- this latitude is however constrained by an understanding that the extension be on the same basis as the original 2009 contract.
|Jesper Kongstad, Chairman,|
EPO Administrative Council, about whom
Merpel has no funny gags ... yet
The more secretive the EPO is in its dealings, the more curious we all become about what is really going on there. The 21st century is an era of public sector transparency, a fact that the EPO appears not yet to have grasped. Perhaps, if any reader is passing through St Germain-en-Laye, they might drop a note to that effect through the letterbox of the EPO employee who may or may not be based there.