Raising the retirement age of EU staff from 63 to 65, cutting the costs of their salaries and pension adjustment method and reducing their paid travelling time are among proposals, approved by the Legal Affairs Committee, to make substantial savings on EU administration costs. The Committee also agreed on a series of provisions to improve efficiency and prevent conflicts of interest. In this vote, the Committee sought to balance the need to make savings with the duty to ensure the working conditions necessary to the proper functioning of the institutions.
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