IPSO participated in the seminar of the CGIL and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on 3 Aril 2017. Find here the speech of Johannes Priesemann, speaking for IPSO on the topic “Seeking Europe? After the crisis? Seeking orientation in our constitution for our policies and actions”. He calls for orientation of policies and actions on the values of the EU as laid down in Article 2 of the EU Treaty: rule of law, equality, solidarity. He flags the risks that go with the ECB’s double role as employer and law-maker in its own labour law and the poor judicial control of staff’s rights in European and International institutions and bodies, pointing to the scandalous situation at the European Patent Office where staff representatives have been fired. European politics and union action must deliver on the EU values.