As if running an organization of 27 countries wasn't complicated enough, a new position has been added at European Union headquarters: coffee monitor.
Following embarrassing revelations that the European Commission had purchased 21 deluxe espresso machines costing thousands of euros each - only to find that commissioners and their distinguished guests, not to mention the staff, were drinking a less-than-perfect brew - a settlement has been reached with the maker.
Included in the deal are not only new machines, but new tasks and training on their proper use as well for some of the trade bloc's most elite officials.
Friday, March 13, 2009
The Crisis Deepens
According to the International Herald Tribune: