EU Parliament, EPP-Socialists break. Sassoli towards reconfirmation
In January the European Parliament he will be asked to choose his president. The change at the top with the socialist now seemed to have been decided David Sassoli intended to give the chair to a member of the Ppe, as established by an agreement at the time of his election. But – reads the Corriere della Sera – things have changed. Now Italian Sassoli it could be reappointed And reconfirmed. The socialists rejected that political agreement, also in light of what happened for the leadership of the Eurogroup where the socialist did not make it Nadia Calviño. “The future presidency of the EU Parliament is not a right of anyone, not even of the popular, and the decision must be taken collectively”, he said yesterday to Strasbourg the leader of the S&D Iratxe group Garcia Perez.
Today the Ppe – continues the Courier – will choose with primary candidates for the leadership of the EU Parliament. The natural one would have been Manfred Weber, spitzenkandidat of the EPP, who came out as the first party from the European Championships in 2019, who, however, did not go to the leadership of the EU Commission because the Council preferred Ursula von der Leyen to him. But on 8 September, in view of the renewal of the mid-term office, Weber announced well in advance that he would not run for the presidency. The challenge is between the Maltese Roberta Metsola (given by favorite), the Austrian Othmar Karas and the Dutch Esther De Lang.
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