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Description - Life of a European Mandarin by Derk Jan Eppink

For more than seven years, Derk-Jan Eppink worked as a senior official behind the scenes in the European Commission. The Commission is not well-known to the general public, but makes decisions which affect the daily lives of almost half a billion Europeans. Now that he has left the Commission to take up a new job in New York, Eppink looks back on his time in Europe. Eppink's book gives the reader a rare and ironic glimpse of life in Europe's corridors of power. In his inimitable style, he sketches a portrait of the 'European Mandarins', the European Commission's senior administrators, of whom a German Euro-Commissioner recently said 'they have too much power and are too little controlled'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789020970227
ISBN-10: 9020970224
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Lannoo
Publisher: Lannoo
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: Belgium

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Author Biography - Derk Jan Eppink

Derk-Jan Eppink was a member of the cabinet staff of the European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein. He later worked for the Estonian Commissioner, Siim Kallas. For many years he was a political journalist, writing first for the Dutch 'NRC Handelsblad' and then for the Belgian 'De Standaard.' His first successful book 'Belgian Adventures' was also published by Lannoo.

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