Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Consiglio Europeo. Disaccordo totale su tutto. Una assemblea condominiale.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-06-21.

Caino ed Abele 005

Sono stati tutti di accordo che tutti erano in perfetto disaccordo.

Tutto rimandato.

«Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar likened the exercise to elect a pope»

«Germany and France were still at odds, with French president Emmanuel Macron again dismissing the Spitzenkandidat, or lead candidate, process, a mechanism to appoint the candidate from the strongest party emerging at the EU elections last month, to run the next EU commission»

«German chancellor Angela Merkel, who backs the process, said there was no need to rush decision-making, the goal should be to agree only before the new European Parliament convenes in early July»

«Macron also backed the idea of agreeing on the new presidents of the EU Commission, the EU Council, the EU’s foreign affairs chief and the new governor of the European Central Bank later next week»

«At the latest, it must be done before the new parliament convenes at the beginning of July»

«Complicating matters, the European parliament has been unable to put forward one candidate for the EU commission president»

«The election winner centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) is pushing its lead candidate Manfred Weber, who has been backed by Merkel, but is rejected by Macron»

«Describing how difficult the political mathematics are for choosing the new EU leaders, taking into account the geographical, party-political and gender balance»

«The EU commission president must be nominated by the EU countries and needs to have a backing of at least 21 member states»

«Not having the parliament’s backing could make it possible for Merkel to drop support for Weber, but it would also mean she could not support a French candidate for the EU commission presidency, even though French EPP politician and Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has been eyeing the job»

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Macron è azzoppato dall’essere stato sconfitto alle elezioni da Mrs Le Pen, Frau Merkel ha alle spalle un partito dimezzato in perenne perita di consensi: troppo deboli per potersi imporre, ma ancora forti da poter porre il veto agli avversari.

Se è vero che il Presidente della Commissione è nominato con almeno 21 / 28 capi di governo consenzienti, sarebbe altrettanto vero che una nomina a maggioranza svilirebbe l’autorità del Presidente della Commissione. Poi, di questi tempi, con un Elettorato mobile, le minoranze dovrebbero essere trattate con rispetto.

Ci sono poi i ventotto commissari, uno per nazione, ma che almeno devono salutarsi urbanamente, senza prendersi per il collo.

Sullo sfondo il rinnovo dell’Ecb pesa come una orrido macigno.

Infine, il rinnovo degli alti burocrati.

Per fortuna che questa sarebbe l’Europa Unita: fosse Disunita si sarebbero presi a pistolettate.


EU Observer. 2019-06-20. Additional summit over top EU jobs looms

The chances for an additional summit of EU leaders to decide on the bloc’s next leadership positions increased on Thursday (20 June) when heads of state and government gathered in Brussels to discuss who to nominate.

Germany and France were still at odds, with French president Emmanuel Macron again dismissing the Spitzenkandidat, or lead candidate, process, a mechanism to appoint the candidate from the strongest party emerging at the EU elections last month, to run the next EU commission.

German chancellor Angela Merkel, who backs the process, said there was no need to rush decision-making, the goal should be to agree only before the new European Parliament convenes in early July.

Macron also backed the idea of agreeing on the new presidents of the EU Commission, the EU Council, the EU’s foreign affairs chief and the new governor of the European Central Bank later next week.

“At the latest, it must be done before the new parliament convenes at the beginning of July. Which means we will see each other at the end of June,” Macron was quoted as saying by Reuters.

After meeting Merkel and Macron ahead of the summit, EU council president Donald Tusk, who aimed to seal a deal already on Thursday, sounded more wary.

“I’m more cautious than optimistic,” he tweeted.

Complicating matters, the European parliament has been unable to put forward one candidate for the EU commission president. The election winner centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) is pushing its lead candidate Manfred Weber, who has been backed by Merkel, but is rejected by Macron.

Describing how difficult the political mathematics are for choosing the new EU leaders, taking into account the geographical, party-political and gender balance, Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar likened the exercise to elect a pope.

“The likelihood is that we will have to have another summit at the end of June or early July,” Varadkar said.

“It’s quicker to elect the pope very often than it is to fill these particular positions,” he quipped.

An extra summit could take place on June 30 or July 1.

The EU commission president must be nominated by the EU countries and needs to have a backing of at least 21 member states, although it is not likely Tusk would push for anyone who does not have broad support.

Weber has not secured the backing of the new parliament, where the EPP emerged from the elections bruised but remaining overall the biggest political party – but the greens and the liberals enjoyed a boost in numbers.

Not having the parliament’s backing could make it possible for Merkel to drop support for Weber, but it would also mean she could not support a French candidate for the EU commission presidency, even though French EPP politician and Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has been eyeing the job.

Other names in competition for the EU commission presidency include the Croatian premier Andrej Plenkovic (EPP), Denmark’s liberal Margrethe Vestager, current competition commissioner, and Dutch commissioner Frans Timmermans from the Socialists.

Belgium’s caretaker prime minister Charles Michel, a liberal, might be up for the EU council presidency job, although the position has been held before the current incumbent Donald Tusk by another former Belgian PM, Herman Van Rompuy.

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