If the need for change and improvement in the Commission’s ways of working became evident as of 1979, the reform process began with the Santer Commission. Although the public management reform seems to focus on reducing personnel and expenses, it goes further in the sense of modernization: budgetary reforms aim at budgeting results and performance; emphasis is put on individual responsibility and evaluation and on a more flexible approach to personnel management, strategic planning, and transfer of authority.
|Translated title of the contribution||A simple improvement or a radical modernization? The reform of the administration of the European Commission|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Revue française d’administration publique|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- Commission Européenne