BRIDGE BUILDERS OR BRIDGEHEADS IN BRUSSELS? THE WORLD OF SECONDED NATIONAL EXPERTS

Semin Suvarierol, Caspar van den Berg

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Abstract

The foregoing chapters have demonstrated the extent to which national civil servants are involved in EU-related activities, and the dynamics of national administrative activities in the context of the EU. This chapter shifts the focus from national civil servants working on the European Union to national civil servants working for the European Union. This is a class of national civil servants for whom finding a balance between national and European interests in their work is a permanent, although sometimes implicit, feature of their daily professional activities. The duality of national and European roles is perhaps the most exacerbated for the
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Eurocrats
EditorsKarin Geuijen, Paul Hart, Sebastiaan Princen, Kutsal Yesilkagit
PublisherAmsterdam University Press/EYE
Chapter5
Pages103-128
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-485-0147-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2021

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NameThe New Eurocrats

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