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How can EPSO explain that news of the cancellation was first announced on social media by the trade unions representing EU staff?

EPSO is very committed to the principle of equal treatment between external and ‘internal’ candidates (i.e. people already working for the EU institutions).

The discussion on the cancellation of the competition took place on 29 March in the late afternoon, in the meeting of EPSO’s management board. 

EPSO communicated officially about the cancellation on 31 March, before noon, using two channels: a press release published on its website and social media accounts, and a formal letter sent to all candidates having passed the first phase of the competition.

The decision by others to communicate the cancellation on social media before EPSO could do so is outside EPSO’s control and we very much regret it.