The European Parliament Wednesday brought a touch of the future Juncker Commission, the Slovenian Alenka retoquant Bratusek, but respected supporters equilibria knighting the Conservative Miguel Arias Canete Spanish and French socialist Pierre Moscovici.
To ensure the nomination of their team’s scheduled plenary vote in Strasbourg on October 22, President-elect of the European executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, will have to resolve adjustments and people portfolio.
But the nightmare scenario of a breach of the coalition agreement binding the right to lock PEE to socialist majority was avoided.
collateral victim of this balancing act, the Slovenian Alenka Bratusek was retoquée by a large majority. Appointed as vice president of Energy, has paid the price for not convinced of his skills during his hearing.
This former first Liberal minister also criticized for being self-appointed, was retoquée by 112 MPs against 13, and two abstentions.
Slovenian Prime Minister, the Miro Cerar centrist, said that Slovenia would propose a candidate or new “in two to three days.”
This political rival of the ousted candidate said it “regretted” that his country had “wasted a unique opportunity to occupy a key position in the Commission”, with the probable loss of a vice-presidency .
In the center of a controversy for alleged conflicts of interest in view of its relationship with the oil industry, the Spanish candidate for the Climate and Energy portfolio was he finally emerged unscathed, thanks to the support without fault of his EPP political family (right), who snatched the vote socialist.
This outcome, permitted by balancing the fate of Mr. Canete with that of French Pierre Moscovici, goes against the mobilization in Europe against the Spanish candidate, more than half -million European petitioners claimed departure.
The appointment as commissioner M.Canete was approved by 83 deputies against 42, and three abstentions. It was then deemed fit to perform the duties entrusted by 77 votes against 48, with three abstentions
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“Defeat overwhelming for Greens, Communists, anti-EU and the extreme right, “said in a tweet a spokesman of the EPP.
In return, the Socialist Pierre Moscovici was confirmed Portfolio Economic Affairs, despite displayed by the right on his ability to judge impartially of French finances reserves.
His appointment as commissioner was approved by 44 votes against 12, with three abstentions. He was found fit to ensure the portfolio of Economic Affairs by 32 MPs against 15 voted against and 12 abstained.
The head of the Socialist Group, Gianni Pittella, however, has boasted of having heard the socialist claim more environmentally conscious Commission: the right arm Juncker, the Labor Dutch Frans Timmermans’ will also be in charge of sustainable development, “he said in a statement.
“Canete Trust”, was welcomed in stride in a Tweet a Belgian socialist elected.
A time also in the spotlight, as judged against job to take over the portfolio of financial services, the British Conservative Jonathan Hill spent the bar with 45 votes against 13
The Parliament also gave its approval to the Vice President for jobs, growth , investment, Jyrki Katainen Finnish Conservative. His appointment as commissioner was approved by 123 votes against 40 Latvia’s Valdis Dombrovskis was also confirmed by 73 votes against 25
The only other victim of the European Parliament is the Hungarian Tibor Navracsis, accepted As commissioner but whose members have requested a review of skills. Former Justice Minister Viktor Orban was appointed to the Education, Culture and Citizenship. It may be deprived of citizenship.