06.22.17

More Than Six Human Casualties Under Battistelli at the EPO, But the Human Toll Can Become a Lot Worse

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:36 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The bigger or much broader picture detailing the high cost of autocracy and mental torture at the EPO, where lives are ruined not only when these are ended and some key buildings pose severe threat to a lot of workers

THE suicide count at the EPO isn’t the most important measure of Battistelli’s negative impact; as pointed out, using some older studies, many people's family life was negatively affected by Battistelli's regime. A career at the EPO is very detrimental to people’s health, morale, self worth, marriage, future career and so on.

“A career at the EPO is very detrimental to people’s health, morale, self worth, marriage, future career and so on.”With a pensions clawback, moreover, as well as the (mis)treatment of some staff as “invalid”, the latest suicide does not tell the full story. Insiders are not counting those who left or were pushed out, whereupon they became suicidal (and some of them did, in fact, commit suicide).

Earlier today we found this new comment which stated, “actually under Battistelli it is suicide nr 6 not nr 5. Only independent enquiries by competent local authorities could clear up the doubts about the impact of the working conditions on the dramatic act. [T]hese are of course systematically refused, EPO abusively hiding behind its immunity.”

“We are also aware of mental breakdowns, depressions, and truly heartbreaking stories of people whose life was ruined by the regime of Battistelli.”But the real number is more than 6. We don’t wish to go into the specifics, but by some criteria the number can be put at around 10. We are also aware of mental breakdowns, depressions, and truly heartbreaking stories of people whose life was ruined by the regime of Battistelli. Entire families were impacted by this.

The bottom line is, the human toll of Team Battistelli is more than half a dozen people (whose reasons for suicide may differ). There are thousands of people who suffer from Battistelli and many of them, at least hundreds, have had their life (not just lifestyle) ruined by him. Battistelli is also toxic to EPO stakeholders (outside the EPO) and is detrimental to Europe’s economic interests.

“There are thousands of people who suffer from Battistelli and many of them, at least hundreds, have had their life (not just lifestyle) ruined by him.”It’s truly a miracle — if not a cautionary tale — that owing to immunity such a destructive individual maintains his position and moreover misuses it to enrich himself, enrich his friends, and almost literally buy puff pieces about himself (at the expense of Office budget, of course), not to mention gag/muzzle those same publishers whom he pays.

In the midst of Battistelli’s sheer abuses we now see burned contractors whose budget is secretly diverted into Battistelli's personal project (his very own penthouse) and buildings that are allocated to ordinary EPO staff are fire hazards, akin to what was seen in Grenfell Tower earlier this month. We would like to remind readers of the following three articles of ours:

“Earlier today people voted on a strike and we’ll know the outcome on the vote soon.”Think of the human casualties such a tragedy would have at the EPO. Battistelli’s “scorched Earth” approach to the EPO (burning down the Office metaphorically) can one day become literal. Earlier today people voted on a strike and we’ll know the outcome on the vote soon.

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