Bernardić: It’s Time to Put an End to EPP Rule in EU

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ZAGREB, June 21, 2019 (Hina) – Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Davor Bernardić said in Brussels that the rule of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Union should be put to an end.

“Our common conclusion is that the EPP has been leading the European Union for too long without any visible results,” Bernardić told reporters after a meeting of the leaders of Social Democratic parties from the EU member states, who traditionally gather before each EU summit.

He said that the European Social Democrats were fighting for a more socially just Europe, higher wages and pensions, greater social cohesion, sustainable development, a greener society and against climate change.

Bernardić said that the European Social Democrats would not give up on their lead candidate for Commission President, Frans Timmermans of the Netherlands.

Commenting on media reports about President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković as possible candidates for European Commission President, the SDP chief said: “If this information is true, then obviously their focus is not on Croatia but on their own careers, and Croatia must not be held hostage to their careers. It would be good if they made up their minds and told the citizens what their plans are, what they are advocating and where they really want to be if they don’t want to be in Croatia.”

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