Croatian MEP Didn’t Vote for von der Leyen Due to “German Supremacy”

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ZAGREB, July 17, 2019 – Croatian member of the European Parliament, Mislav Kolakušić, said on Wednesday that he had not supported the election of German politician Ursula von der Leyen for the European Commission President due to “the Germany supremacy” in the European Union.

“Instead of the equality and the rule of law we have the supremacy of Germany. I could not accept that in addition to all other posts allotted to German representatives, the job of the EC president is also going to Germany,” Kolakušić told Hina the day after von der Lyen was confirmed as the EC President.

Kolakušić said that Ursula von der Leyen had understood that this practice was unfair and that she therefore announced that she would take into account central and eastern European member-states when nominating candidates for the heads of the influential departments in the Commission.

The European Parliament on Tuesday elected German Christian Democrat Ursula von der Leyen president of the European Commission.

She received the votes of 383 MEPs, while 327 were against and 22 abstained. One ballot was invalid. In order to become the new Commission president, von der Leyen had to win at least 374 votes.

More news about European Parliament can be found in the Politics section.


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