In its communication of 20 February 2006 on European electronic communications regulation, the Commission seems to take a negative view of the impact of the decision to transfer the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT) from Madrid to Barcelona. In its document (COM(2006)68) the European Commission makes various assessments, without any explanation or justification, of the alleged consequences of the fact that some of the staff of the CMT, legitimately exercising their freedom as employees, have refused to move to Barcelona. In view of this and the fact that it is important for the Commission to clarify its position in view of the far-reaching nature of its comments, can it say:
whether it considers that the location of the headquarters of official bodies and institutions should be established on the basis of decisions by their workers;
whether it intends to apply this theory to the seat of the various European agencies;
whether it has any evidence of ‘legal insecurity’ and a ‘possible impact on efficiency’ in the work of the CMT resulting from the move, or whether the comments were gratuitous, frivolous and groundless;
whether it intends to continue expressing opinions about the appropriate location for various national public bodies in the Member States;
if it admits that its statements on this subject lack seriousness and rigour, what steps it will take to increase operators’ trust in the professionality and competence of the workers of the CMT and ensure scrupulous respect for the competences of the Member States?