Greens’ presidents meet with von der Leyen

EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER

Ska Keller from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance speaks prior the vote on the Parliament's President at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, 03 July 2019. A vote for the new EU Parliament's presidency had been postponed to 03 July 2019 following the parliament's inaugural session on 02 July.

Greens’ presidents meet with von der Leyen


Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Share on LinkedIn
+

Ursula von der Leyen met on 8 July with Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts, the co-chairs of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, as she tries to secure wider support in the European Parliament ahead of next week’s vote on her Commission president candidacy by talking with senior MEPs.

During their meeting, they set as conditions for her election a genuine commitment to climate protection, sea rescue in the Mediterranean and a revamping of the lead candidate election process.

“It’s a huge step backwards for European democracy to have someone nominated who hasn’t been campaigning and hasn’t been a lead candidate.”, Keller said after the meeting with von der Leyen.

Lamberts added, “Von der Leyen came to meet us with plenty of goodwill, but when the house is burning goodwill is simply not enough.”

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Share on LinkedIn
+