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Timely 'Gifts' From Battistelli to Member States (Shortly Before They Can -- and Should -- Sack Him)

Waving EPO budget, but at whose expense?

Gifts from EPO or Battistelli



Summary: Gifts from EPO (money) offered conditionally (under review) days before countries send their delegates to potentially fire Battistelli, as they most certainly should, and updates from today's 'trial' of a judge suggest that Battistelli is determined to destroy the boards with help from these delegates

THIS morning we wrote about the latest threats from Battistelli. The EPO is a battle zone because of Battistelli and his atrocious behaviour. It's painful to watch.



Words "from an unconfirmed source," one person said, is that the "EBA [Enlarged Board of Appeal] has decided it cannot continue and will not recommend dismissal [of the truth-telling judge] because the plaintiff did not distance itself from the president's letter [...] The board had no choice, but the president provoked and in wanted this."

"The EPO is a battle zone because of Battistelli and his atrocious behaviour. It's painful to watch."Regarding "Battistelli's plot to destroy the boards," continued this source: "Find someone who has something that clearly requires dismissal. If needed, make it up. Mess up procedure so, board cannot possible recommend dismissal."

Referring to it as the "BoA trial" (Board of Appeal), the source said: "Make sure it is messy and annoying for long time. [it has already gone on for a year and a half] Argue at the Administrative Council meeting by the end of June that boards must be made under control."

Well, this brings us to the Administrative Council whose delegates Battistelli is either intimidating and punishing or rewarding. He controls them using EPO budget, as some people explained before. Battistelli already resorts to all sorts of truly nefarious tricks to ensure he doesn't get sacked; details were covered here several times last month.

Watch UK-IPO sucking up to Battistelli today. His UPC mates in London help promote Battistelli and Thursday's lobbying and PR stunt, soon to be retweeted by the EPO's Twitter account. The person from UK-IPO wrote: "The President of the EPO, Benoit Battistelli, made a good speech."

He never makes a good speech. He just reads some text while looking awkward and totally unnatural. Watch how Battistelli sucked up to Portugal: "Portugal was historically famous for its explorers and, Mr. Battistelli pointed out that it was appropriate to be celebrating this year's Awards in Lisbon because inventors are the explorers of the modern world."

If it sounds like Battistelli is about to ‘buy’ some more nations' representatives before the AC meeting, then it's probably indeed the case. To quote this new tweet: "The EPO will meet most of its member states in Tirana on 16-17 June to review the co-operation roadmap. Updates to follow."

"Battistelli already resorts to all sorts of truly nefarious tricks to ensure he doesn't get sacked; details were covered here several times last month."Talk about timing! Battistelli is distributing other people's money, so who will be 'brave' enough to put at risk this money (and risk losing the delegation position)? Some rumours from last month suggested that Battistelli had lobbied countries to remove delegates not supportive of him.

These tricks are causing serious reputation issues for the Office (even a "crisis"), epecially if they allow him to stay for longer and deepen the impact of his damage.

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