Alexandra Brzozowski and Beatriz Rios
(EurActiv) – German President Ursula von der Leyen continued on Wednesday (July 10) an assault on European political families, as Members of the European Parliament tried to catch him up with local weather protection, the rule of regulation and institutional reform of the unit
Closing of meetings with Socialists, Liberals and Greens
In Brussels, the German Protection Minister gave the left
to cowl all the broad issues that dominate the EU agenda
Members of the European Parliament criticized the shortcomings him
"I am heart and conviction a European," von der Leyen stated,
chatting with the press for the first time after being appointed
headed by Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the EU government. However he did
The European position is unlikely to be sufficient to convince Members of Parliament
After a two-hour hearing, the Greens / EFA announced that they weren’t
able to help his candidacy they usually is probably not the only group
”The statements by Ursula von der Leyen have been disappointing. We did
does not hear any concrete proposal, whether or not it is the rule of regulation or the local weather. We
has been selected for the change, and we do not see how the change occurs
is potential for this candidate, Greens / EFA Ska
Keller stated in a press release
”von der Leyen is simply not the President of the Commission, which the Verts / ALE Group can help, Philippe Lamberts stated.
The socialists with whom he met in the morning additionally needed to. "We
there weren’t enough solutions, so we write our calls for and will
based mostly on the responses acquired, ”Iratxe Garcia
Perez, president of S & D, stated after the assembly
Von der Leyen's socialist coalition partners at residence have been additionally important. Former German Minister of Justice and newly appointed Vice-President of the European Parliament Katarina Barley, German Social Democrat MEP, stated she knew the candidate "very personally, but I don't know her thoughts about Europe."
Director of Central Renew Europe, referred to as trade a ”excellent
debate ”because his celebration's MEPs appeared more open
The appointment of Leyen
However he stated the blessing of his group relies upon
whether von der Leyen is prepared to answer their demands: a
A convention on the future of Europe, which can permit transnationality
the forthcoming EU elections by supporting the new rule of regulation
and to appoint Margrethe Vestager as Vice-President of the Commission
The president is as outstanding as Socialist Frans Timmermans
von der Leyen has provided to protect.
Constructive vote, Ciolos warned, "can't be taken for granted."
On Tuesday (July 9), von der Leyen met with ECR chairmen Raffaele Fitto and Ryszard Legutko and the social gathering source advised EURACTIV. "Von der Leyen's performance was incredibly weak".
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A Charming Assault
Figuring out the Displeasure of Political Families in His Appointment, von der Leyen promised to anchor Spitzenkandidaten course of by EU leaders
Needing to reveal his dedication to a stronger EU democracy, von der
Leyen introduced that he would grant some type of legislative initiative –
solely to the Commission underneath the Treaties
Parliament’s legislative resolution, supported by the absolute
majority, and see how it may be translated into political or legislative
In addition to these two concrete initiatives, von der Leyen referred to as for a
extra formidable climate program (climate neutrality by 2050 is essential),
stated he was preventing for a minimum wage in Europe and demanded a
Stronger EU Position in the World
He didn’t present a transparent program for the next 5 years, however it is not very shocking since von Der Leyen did not attend the European Parliament elections, and he was Minister of Protection last week in Germany.
Though von der Leyen said that it is a matter of personnel
to wait for his confirmation, he promised to ask the entire EU
Leaders can make two individuals – male and female – potential
The Commissioners try to realize a gender stability in their Fee
”I work with the majority, then I determine on the construction with two
exceptions: Frans Timmermans and Margrethe Vestager, von der Leyen advised reporters
Chatting with the Greens, von der Leyen later stated he needed to
Timmermans retains its rule of regulation in the Commission, "if he does
Local weather change
The Commission candidate has put forward a struggle towards local weather change
at the heart of his agenda when he speaks to Europeans
Parliament says it is returning to 50% of greenhouse fuel emissions
In the 2030s, the EU will help the 2050 internet emissions target. "I need to
Europe is the first continent that is local weather-impartial, ”he stated
Members of the European Parliament
He stated he needed to comply with and examine the "Council of Researchers"
report on the progress made by the European Member States of their efforts to scale back
"CO2 must have a price,"
The German politician informed the press. He later emphasized the need
an open debate on the CO2 tax in the EU, which however requires
EU leaders' consensus: “I know it's not a simple half, however it's
we should bear in mind, ”von der Leyen informed MEPs
about the EU ETS, von der Leyen
stated the system labored nicely, however it ought to be extended to aviation and
He agreed to help the French President Emmanuel Macron.
The European Local weather Financial institution, which helps a low carbon financial system.
The Fee candidate additionally introduced the need to increase
EU funds to assist those nations which might be at work a
inexperienced transition and be sure that this is each a business and a t
“I think it is possible to reconcile climate consciousness with a strong prosperous economy,” he informed the press.
The rule of regulation
Members of the European Parliament tried to get him to defend the rule of regulation,
particularly for Poland and Hungary, two nations
procedures underneath Article 7 which the Fee has launched. ,
The Dutch Liberal MEP Sophie in & Veld complained that von der Leyen was
Von der Leyen made the protection point straightforward
this difficulty, and calls for elevated safety and defense
fulfill the promise of the European Defense Union. “As a European, we do
has turn out to be extra self-confident, extra committed in our neighborhood, ”he says
"The European Army" is not a "European army," he stated, referring to Dutch-German co-operation in a task mannequin.
“It's always the support of national parliaments when you send troops,” he stated.
He added that overseas policy selections are still too long
make. “At the end, when we’ve got crises, it have to be fast
the reply Europe may give, ”he stated.
“If we want an effective High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission, if we want him to be listened to, we need a majority vote. ”
Asked, is it time for a brand new period in relations with Russia, he
replied: “Russia is our neighbor and is our neighbor, time.
The Kremlin does not forgive the weak spot. Robust position and
we constructed it in recent times, we will all the time go into dialogue. ”
on migration, von der Leyen
seek to make clear their plans for reforming the block strategy to the immigrant
In the Mediterranean, salvation was strongly criticized by the Inexperienced
Members of the European Parliament
The separation of the UK from the group to be carried out after 31 October is one
von der Leyen should cope with the first major points if
confirmed his publish, and he was quick to defend his withdrawal
Michel Barnier negotiated an agreement
on the future of the British Liberal Democrats.
claimed that "Brexit is not the finish, however it is the starting
future cooperation. “Even so, von der Leyen, like many different EU members
leaders before him, shared their wish for the UK to remain in the EU.
"I am a strong believer Remain," he stated.
Von der Leyen additionally defended the attainable continuation of the agreement.
50 October after the determination is still there
“If the UK wants more time, we expect it will be a good suggestion
extension as a result of not solely the monetary penalties but in addition
relations between nations affect such a catastrophic one
In subsequent week's vote
Von der Leyen also met with the leaders of Parliament's political teams,
Chairman of the assembly. On Thursday (July 11) they may determine
when to vote on his candidacy
Lately elected President of the European Parliament, Socialist David Sassoli,
describes the assembly as "helpful, constructive and heartfelt" and emphasized
The need for good cooperation between the European Commission and the Commission
Parliament is inevitable.
Sassoli welcomed von Le Leyen's commitment to assembly everybody
political households who had asked for it. “However it's not my moment
or my place to return to political conclusions on this dialogue, Sassoli
stated the attainable influence of the debate on the vote next week.
"I think there is still work to be done," stated the President of the European Parliament.
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