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27/03/2020

[Deutscher Bundestag] Kleine Anfrage im Deutschen Bundestag

Kleine Anfrage

On 25 February 2020, the FDP parliamentary group submitted a “Kleine Anfrage” concerning the functioning of the EPO to the German Government. Translations are available in English and French.


 

Kleine Anfrage - Antwort der Deutschen Bundesregierung


The reply dated 11 March 2020 was published by the German Government yesterday, read more here. Translations are available in English and French.
 

27/03/2020

March 2020 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in March 2020 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:


 

 

 

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22/02/2020

February 2020 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in February 2020 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

 

 

 

20/01/2020

January 2020 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in January 2020 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

20/12/2019

December 2019 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in December 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

 

 

 
 

18/11/2019

November 2019 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in November 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 

 

 

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

 

 

31/10/2019

October 2019 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in October 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

 

22/10/2019

Demonstration - Wednesday 23 October, at 12.30h in front of the Isar building



On 23 and 24 October the EPO Budget and Finance Committee will meet in Munich. On the agenda are CA/83/19 and CA/84/19.

Despite the excellent performance of staff during the last years, these documents foresee an unprecedented set of punitive measures, among which:

  • A further increase of productivity of 31% for formalities staff and 23% for examining staff, the latter on top of the + 36% already achieved,

  • A reduction of the salary progression and a further reduction of the career perspectives for all but the happy few, additionally

  • The introduction of a “solidarity tax” (solidarity with whom?) of up to 9% on salaries and pensions, and

  • An up to 25% reduction of the pension accrual despite an up to 10% increase in the pension contribution by staff,

  • With the further hundreds of millions in cash surpluses thus generated annually to be stashed away in an obscure “EPO Treasury Investment Fund” (EPOTIF).

Is this a just reward for staff’s performance?


Is this in the interest of the EPO and its stakeholders?

Please join us for a demonstration in front of the Isar building if you don’t think so !

Read more here.


 


 

20/08/2019

August 2019 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in August 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,


 

02/08/2019

July 2019 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in July 2019 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 

 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.