Re: How has he survived?
Don't expect Mr. McCarthy to told both sides of the story.
To sum it up, Mr. Battistelli made reforms to make EPO more efficient. These reforms didn't suit one of EPO union, which does not want people from EPO being held accountable for their work and started a war against Mr. Battistelli, making numerous complaints at the ILO. 95% of them were rejected. For an unknown reason, Mr McCarthy decided to side with this union and to talk uniquely about the 5% of the complaints won by the Union, and find whatever argument that he can throw against Mr.Battistelli. Maybe EPO union has a very efficient representative in San Francisco? Anyway, don't expect Mr McCarthy to have any objectivity on that subject.
Mr. Battistelli is supported by the Administrative Council of EPO, which elected and re-elected him.