REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the application of Annex XI to the Staff Regulations and Article 66a thereof
1. This is an interim report from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council on the application of Annex XII to the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Staff Regulations). The report describes the process and outcome of the implementation of the rules for updating remuneration and pensions (hereinafter the “Method”) over the period 2014-2018. These rules are laid out in Article 66a and Annex XI of the Staff Regulations.
2. The report sets out the basic objectives and principles of the Method adopted in 2013. The provisions of the current Method for updating remuneration and pensions apply from 1 January 2014 until at least 31 December 2023. The proper functioning of the Method is based on two underlying principles: the principle of equivalence of the evolution of purchasing power of EU staff and national officials in central government and; the principle of equality of purchasing power among EU staff in different duty stations.