Staff Matters n°1

The first edition will focus on the right to be heard. The rights of the defence constitute a fundamental principle of EU law. The person concerne must be given the opportunity, before the drawing up of a decision adversely affecting him, to make his views effectively known as to the truth and relevance of the facts and circumstances on which that decision was based. The right to be heard implies that the person concerned must have the possibility of influencing the decision-making process at issue.