Elodie Bergot’s Double Standards: Can Flagrantly Defame EPO Staff Representatives on the Intranet (Union-Shaming), But Cannot Publish Facts
Elodie Bigot’s letter…
Summary: Slides about institutionalised injustice at the EPO are being censored by EPO management, in yet another rather pathetic effort to deny truth and prevent staff from knowing the facts about the increasingly libelous, lies-spewing Office
Elodie Bergot is worse than a liar as she also prevents staff from speaking out the truth, thereby refuting the lies. Recently, somebody leaked to us the above letter which is in circulation. The double standards there are jaw-dropping, especially in light of the recent public defamation of an EPO staff representative, as revealed by another leak of ours (we were first to report this). There is clearly a pattern of defamation here; people whom Battistelli does not like get compared to Nazis and criminals. They cannot even challenge these false characterisations that culminate in dismissal because, as Battistelli knows, he is virtually above the law. He makes threats to prevent dissemination of information. The EPO’s presidency, increasingly like the new U.S. presidency, is authoritarian, truth-denying, narcissistic, revenge-obsessed and ego-maniac.
The above letter recently resulted in a response which was an open letter
[PDF]. This letter too highlighted the double standards, which are simply impossible to ignore. To quote the Central Staff Committee: “Your letter is surprising in its harshness. Besides the introductory paragraph in which you reiterate your fondness for freedom of expression 8 , you allege that our intention was to “insinuate”, “unduly exaggerate”, “create confusion”, “mislead”, or make ”incorrect” 9 statements and that our only aim is “heavily discrediting the Office’s system”. You go on to say that “the proposed document is considered as not in line with principles of respectful and truthful publication of with our Code of Conduct”. You also say that some wording is “unnecessarily polemic and hurtful to the staff involved”. With respect, these are gratuitous, unilateral assertions based on your own interpretation of the document.”
So there we are. Here in Europe we have a broken patent system which denies justice and those who wish to express an opinion on it or merely point out the problems are severely punished, usually with bogus charges. I too got threatened. Fascism may not have spread everywhere in Europe (yet), but the likes of Marine Le Pen, autocrats like Bergot (or the wife of the autocrat’s buddy), already made Eponia a fascist state with undercover spies that are connected to Desa (literally former Stasi staff). █