The staff of the different institutions are back from Xmas holidays and life in the EU-bubble in Brussels is picking up again. The European parliament prepares for the hearings of the candidate Commissioners next week.
In the European Commission we are, on the one hand, waiting for the outcome of that, of course. On the other hand the preparations for the new European External Action Service (EEAS) are in full swing. The first coordination meeting on communication and web activities at our level took place just before Xmas and now we work on the follow up. As everybody could see there are two webpages for Baroness Ashton, no surprise as her job is double-hatted. High representative at the Council but also Vice-president in the European Commission. Hence a page here and a page there! This is a bit confusing for the users and for us working on these pages.
Therefore you will soon see the arrival of a first mini-website for the EEAS. On this site all news around Baroness Ashton and the preparations for the EEAS will appear and the Council and Commission pages for her will be more or less static with background info (CV etc.).
At the same time we are brainstorming on what content should appear on the EEAS-site once the EEAS has started.
I will keep you updated about that process as much as possible!