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On 20 April earlier this year the Committee of European and international affairs of the Bavarian Parliament discussed an urgent request from Ms Gabi Schmidt, speaker of the party “Freie Wähler”, concerning the working conditions at the EPO. A short report of the meeting can be found here. The discussion will continue in a plenum session of the Bavarian Parliament in the afternoon of 1 June.
Report on the Bavarian Parliament session about the urgent request regarding the situation of the employees of the EPO
Yesterday, the Committee for Federal and European Affairs (Ausschuss für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten) of the Bavarian Parliament (Bayerischer Landtag) discussed the situation in the Office. The party "Freie Wähler" proposed a motion, noting the deficits in the staff policies of the EPO (part 1) and demanding the national government to work towards improving the working conditions in the EPO, in particular towards a review of the contested investigation guidelines (part 2 of the motion). The second part of the motion was unanimously approved. The first half, however, was not supported by the large CSU fraction. As a consequence, the motion as a whole did not pass. As a next step, it will be discussed in a full session of the Parliament in a few weeks time.
Bavarian Parliament session about the urgent request regarding the situation of the employees of the EPO
The urgent request (see communiqué dated 15 March 2016) made by Freie Wähler will be dealt with in an upcoming session (see request in section I.2.) of the Bavarian Parliament, which will be held on Tuesday 19 April, starting at 12:30. We received the following announcement, that we would like to forward to all interested people:
im Namen der sozialpolitischen Sprecherin der FREIE WÄHLER Landtagsfraktion, Gabi Schmidt, darf ich Sie darüber informieren, dass in der kommenden Woche ein Dringlichkeitsantrag bezüglich der Situation der Beschäftigten des Europäischen Patentamts im Europaausschuss des Bayerischen Landtags beraten wird. Die Sitzung findet am kommenden Dienstag um 12:30 Uhr statt und ist öffentlich. Im Anhang finden Sie sowohl die Tagesordnung als auch die entsprechende Drucksache. Gerne dürfen Sie diese Information an Ihre Mitglieder und weitere Interessierte weiterleiten.