There is an English proverb according to which "there is no second chance to make a first good impression." The new president of the European Commission, the German Ursula von der Leyen , have rained criticism in all directions by one of his first decisions, so shallow but revealing at the same time, as has been the name of one of the portfolios.
As you would expect, his idea of baptizing one of the major areas of work of the Commission as " Protection of the european way of life " with the task of managing immigration has been probably the most colorful of their mistakes, but even without having in mind what in another case might be a simple "extravagance semantics" -as defined by one of the members of your team-, Von der Leyen has made a distribution of the positions and functions of the commissioners, who according to media politicians in Brussels can convert to the new executive community in a minefield.Rain of criticism
These days, Von der Leyen has met the other 26 members of the new Commission in a sort of seminar in which, without doubt, the first debate is being when and how to announce the president wrong and you have no choice but to change the name of the area that had been baptized with this idea full of meaning.
The criticisms you have been rained on all sides in the European Parliament, especially by left-wing groups. The christian democrats have tried these days to stop the blow to the expectation of being able to resolve the debate, looking for weak points in the crucial hearings of the socialist commissioners. The arguments of the one and the other on whether this is a nod to the extreme right-wing nationalist or a defense more or less out-of-focus of democratic values have been intersected in the corridors of Parliament. But the statements of the current president of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker , which is a member of the popular group like Von der Leyen, have ended up by tearing down any attempt to protect its successor. "I don't like the idea of opposition to the european way of life to the emigration, because to accept those who come from far away is also part of the european way of life," said Juncker in a television interview broadcast yesterday. With this lunge, it seems certain that the wallet that had been attributed to the Greek Margaritis Schinas (in the popular group and has been the head of the spokespersons of Juncker for the legislature) will change its name.
critics also point to other "extravagances" notable as the portfolio attributed to the Croatian Dubravka Suica, and that is called "Democracy and Demography" or the area of the executive vice-president Valdis Dombroskis that has been dubbed " An economy that works for the people ", while there is another portfolio that is simply called "Economy", that has already led to the easy joke that the Italian Paolo Gentiloni will take care of "the economy's not working for the people."
But the analysis of the distribution of the commissioners also contains more chapters than controversial. The most notable is without a doubt the little finesse have placed the Dutch Frans Timmermans as responsible for the "Covenant green" and as the coordinator of Janusz Wojciechowski, appointed by the Polish government with the who has been faced during the entire legislature, which is now ending.
in Addition -although this cannot be attributed to the former minister of Defence German because they have been the names that have offered to governments - his college of commissioners have several members subject to investigations agency european anti-fraud OLAF, as the French Sylvie Goulard or your colleague Wojciechowski. The Romanian Rovana Plumb load with a reputation not very advisable in this field and to the own Von der Leyen has one outstanding research work in Germany. The parliamentary hearings promise to be more than moved.Updated Date: 14 September 2019, 06:01