Brainy Baltic eurocrats well qualified for Brussels

  • 2003-07-17
  • Ieva Tuna
RIGAAlthough Latvia and Estonia have yet to hold referendums on European Union accession, almost 4,000 Balts have expressed a willingness to join the league of civil servants who will perform the daily grind in Brussels, capital of the world's largest economic bloc. Despite high eligibility standards and a lengthy recruitment procedure, 38,000 people from the 10 countries slated to join the EU next May have applied for staff positions in Brussels.Of those, 3,723 were Balts who applied for posts of assistant administrators, assistant translators and secretaries.As the complicated recruitment...
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