Free Read [ Life of a European Mandarin] by [ Derk Jan Eppink ]For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Life of a European Mandarin For 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. Download Life of a European Mandarin – groundhogwalking.co.uk

    10 thoughts on “Free Read [ Life of a European Mandarin] by [ Derk Jan Eppink ]For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

  1. It seems that the author was in need for money and or public recognition Otherwise who would know a commissioner s assistant His opinion of himself and his writing skills is overrated OK, I have to admit I seem to remember some interesting pages, but I m not really sure, as it took ages to get through the book I don t like to leave unfinished stuff Plus, it is extremely chaotic Gives the impression he just took out a handful of notes and randomly copied them in a book, adding a few fun It seems that the author was in need for money and or public recognition Otherwise who would know a commissioner s assistant His opinion of himself and his writing skills is overrated OK, I have to admit I seem to remember some interesting pages, but I m not really sure, as it took ages to get through the book I don t like to leave unfinished...

  2. Excellent read, extremely entertaining and plenty of food for thought If you re interested in an insider s view inside the Commission, this is your book Also, if you are fond of European affairs, there are plenty of familiar faces and interesting details t...

  3. Kniha o z kulis Evropsk Komise z pera b val ho novin e Jak s m v knize v d , d ve jako novin se sna il pod pokli ku Evropsk Komise nahl dnout, jako jej len v echna tajemstv dn ukr val p ed sv tem A do vyd n t to knihy Skv le napsan p ru ka z kulisn ch pletich vysok politiky Autor ten v dn m p pad nenasazuje r ov br le a na plnou hubu odhaluje, jak se va politika Ani on s m se nijak nep ikra luje a otev en p izn v prav d vod sv loajality a ochoty hasit Kniha o z kulis Evropsk Komise z pera b val ho novin e Jak s m v knize v d , d ve jako novin se sna il pod pokli ku Evropsk Komise nahl dnout, jako jej len v echna tajemstv dn ukr val p ed...

  4. It starts badly Via a tortuous and unconvincing analogy the author describes the European Commission as a Princess, and he consistently refers to it as such throughout the rest of the book, which very quickly becomes incredibly irritating He also never stops referring to senior Commission officials as mandarins , which gives a misleading and slightly unfavourable impression of what are in fact a wide variety of jobs.He also seems to think that his workplace anecdotes and jokes are a lot funni It starts badly Via a tortuous a...

  5. Great book about the insides of the European Commission Easy to read, entertaining and very interesting Eppink was part of the cabinet of commisionair Bolkestein internal markets and writes about his experience during this period.Forget awhat you learned in uni about the...

  6. Interesting for those who work for the EU, even if it would be very depressing if his truth was the whole truth I would rename it Life of a European dinosaur Not a book to recommend to anyone who does not have an insider s interest Interest...

  7. A good read I m not sure I share the author s sense of humour, however his stories of getting into and out of various disasters in the brussels bureaucracy and even managing to pull a few fast ones of his own, makes for a good read with some genuinely funny moments.