A senior EU official has been injured in a high-speed attempt to introduce new EU laws.

Using a new and barely tested expedited procedure, Dirk Goelfink suffered a severe knee-jerk reaction while trying to usher in emergency regulations.

One colleague said Mr Goelfink was 'crazy' to try and steer the draft law through so rapidly.

The European Commission chose not to act swiftly in response, fearing further casualties. An ad hoc working party will report back to DG Admin next Spring with their interim findings before an online stakeholder consultation with the aim to present a green paper on the options for inaction with a view to presenting any necessary proposals on a change in the expedited procedure by year-end 2008.

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