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Benoît Battistelli in Denial Over Suicides in EPO, Accuses and Threatens the Messengers

Summary: A letter addressed to Benoît Battistelli about staff suicides and his controversial response to it

EARLIER this year we showed and specifically highlighted French- and German-speaking articles [1, 2, 3, 4] where Battistelli, ringleader of the scandalous EPO, expressed outrage not over suicides themselves but over people who merely 'dared' to point out the correlation between suicides and the EPO's poor management. The appalling treatment of staff will be the subject of numerous posts this month. It's a lot worse than people have come to imagine. It's almost definitely beyond what's permitted by law (European law), but then again, if the EPO hires thugs and felons to join even the highest of levels in the organisation, this probably is perfectly in line with the current standards.



In the following series of letters, circulated among several people, Battistelli is shown yet again fuming at staff representatives and even threatening them (more than implicitly) because of their concern for colleagues. We have deleted names and other identifying parts in respect to the privacy of the deceased person and we can safely present it below for future reference.

A letter to Battistelli



A letter from Battistelli



A letter from Battistelli



A letter to Battistelli



A letter to Battistelli



The above does not need any further comment (especially as the last letter sheds light on what was wrong with Battistelli's reply), except a reminder that this is not the first time that Battistelli acts in such a fashion. This is systematic and it is consistent with Battistelli's past attitude. It's not some hot-headed tantrum. This alone helps demonstrate how toxic EPO management has become, making life very unpleasant for highly-skilled employees, many of whom are leaving (more on that we shall cover separately).

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