Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Unione Europea. I Verdi non voteranno Ursula von der Layen.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-11.

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Le ultime elezioni, sia quelle europee sia quelle politiche nei singoli stati, hanno indotto una mutazione sostanziale del quadro politico europeo.

Si stanno scontrando due opposti modi di concepire l’Unione Europea.

Le elezioni europee hanno visto i partiti tradizionali perdere una quarantina di seggi ciascuno, e con essi la maggioranza. Questa può essere raggiunta solo con il contributo dei liberal e dei verdi, recependo quindi, sia pure parzialmente, le loro istanze.

Nelle passate gestioni era stato messo a punto il metodo dello Spitzenkandidat, secondo il quale Commissione ed europarlamento uscente avrebbe potuto designare l’eurodirigenza subentrante, dando per scontato che la situazione politica restasse immutata.

Nel Consiglio Europeo, ossia l’assemblea dei capi di stato o di governo, i paesi ad impronta identitaria sovranista non raggiungono la maggioranza, ma dispongono di una minoranza che è in grado di porre il veto: molte decisioni devono infatti essere prese alla unanimità e molte altre ancora a maggioranza qualificata.

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Allo stato attuale, il Consiglio Europeo è di fatto una confederazione di stati: un’Europa delle Nazioni.

Così gli identitari sovranisti hanno bocciato dapprima la candidatura di Herr Weber, quindi quella di Herr Timmernmanns. Hanno appoggiato la nomination di Frau Ursula von der Leyen dietro l’assicurazione che questa non avrebbe interferito nei problemi interni, non avrebbe avallato il rule of law né la presenza delle ngo, oppure misure contro l’economica del carbone, per non parlare poi degli lgbt, etc.

La von der Leyen ha ottenuto la nomination sotto queste clausole.

Gli europarlamentari se la sono legata al dito. Quello che una volta era il loro alleato, il Consiglio Europeo, è diventato il loro nemico: la entità che blocca la strada all’attuazione dello stato europeo guidato da codesto europarlamento.

È sequenziale che gli eurodeputati schiumino di rabbia impotente nei confronti degli identitari sovranisti.

Gran brutta bestia la superbia. Porta a credere che la propria volontà possa essere onnipoente. Ma quando i fatti o gli ‘altri‘ la conculcano, la superbia genera un odio esistenziale. Gli ‘altri‘ transitano da avversari politici a nemici mortali, nemici da sterminare. Ma quando ciò non siamo materialmente possibile, ecco che si genera una sordida rabbia ompotente.

Mettendosi sotto i piedi i regolamenti parlamentari, questi europarlamentari hanno impedito l’accesso alle cariche di nomina parlamentare agli identitari sovranisti, ma la guerra prosegue imperterrita. Il vero potere non risiede in quelle cariche.

Se l’europarlamento ratificasse la nomina di Frau von der Leyen accetterebbe di fatto la sua sconfitta strategica ed il trionfo dell’Europa delle Nazioni.

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«The Greens of the European parliament will not back Ursula von der Leyen nomination to become the next European Commission president»

«The decision comes after Green MEPs were left unsatisfied with the German defence minister’s responses in a hearing with the group»

«The statements of Ursula von der Leyen were disappointing. We did not hear any concrete proposal, be it on rule of law or on climate. We have been elected on a mandate for change and we don’t see how change will be possible with this candidate»

«only a few weeks after the climate elections …. von der Leyen is ignoring the climate emergency and even wants to aim for lower climate targets than previously agreed by the European Parliament»

«To secure a broad majority in the 751-seat European Parliament in next week’s vote to be approved as commission president, von der Leyen needs the support of the fourth largest group – the 74 Green MEPs»

«The Greens’ move could sway the mood even further against von der Leyen among the Socialists, some of whom are already sceptical about von der Leyen and are upset about EU leaders disregard for the lead candidate process»

«The 60-member ECR, with whom von der Leyen met with on Tuesday, will decide next Monday whether to support the German minister for the commission top post.»

«But Polish members have also indicated they might reject her because the Polish ruling party, Law and Justice’s candidates for parliament committee jobs were voted down earlier on Wednesday»

«Green MEPs grilled her on climate, trade, taxes and rule of law. The president of the European Commission needs to be the guardian of the rule of law and European values. Ursula von der Leyen evaded our questions on the rule of law and democracy in Europe. This is a major shortcoming on one of the main questions that the EU is confronted with»

«But she evaded questionson whether she would expel Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party from the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), to which she belongs»

«Von der Leyen also refused to answer when MEP Sven Giegold asked if she would hold onto Martin Selmayr, the commission’s chief civil servant»

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Tutti i giochi sono ancora aperti, ivi compreso un rimando delle votazioni d ottobre, dopo che in Germania si siano svolte le elezioni dei Länder orientali.

Però, a nostro sommesso avviso, il concetto di Europa delle Nazioni ha vinto sull’europarlamento dello stato Europeo.

Infatti il Consiglio Europeo deve deliberare sui bilanci alla unanimità, e l’ostracismo dato ad Italia, Polonia ed Ungheria non esiterà in un loro voto favorevole.


EU Observer. 2019-07-11. Greens reject von der Leyen’s EU commission bid

The Greens of the European parliament will not back Ursula von der Leyen nomination to become the next European Commission president, the group said in a statement on Wednesday evening (10 July).

The decision comes after Green MEPs were left unsatisfied with the German defence minister’s responses in a hearing with the group.

“The statements of Ursula von der Leyen were disappointing. We did not hear any concrete proposal, be it on rule of law or on climate. We have been elected on a mandate for change and we don’t see how change will be possible with this candidate,” Green co-chair Ska Keller said in a statement.

Co-chair Philippe Lamberts added that “only a few weeks after the climate elections”, von der Leyen “is ignoring the climate emergency and even wants to aim for lower climate targets than previously agreed by the European Parliament”.

The Belgian MEP said the Greens stand behind the lead candidate process, which was meant to catapult the man or woman nominated by the group which won the European elections into to the top commission job.

The 60-year old von der Leyen was nominated by EU heads of states and governments last week, despite not having run as a lead candidate in the European elections.

The Greens have proved to be the toughest hurdle for the German Christian democrat politician, an ally of chancellor Angela Merkel, as she met with parliamentary groups on Wednesday in Brussels.

To secure a broad majority in the 751-seat European Parliament in next week’s vote to be approved as commission president, von der Leyen needs the support of the fourth largest group – the 74 Green MEPs.

The Greens’ move could sway the mood even further against von der Leyen among the Socialists, some of whom are already sceptical about von der Leyen and are upset about EU leaders disregard for the lead candidate process.

This would push von der Leyen’s support base in the parliament further to the right.

Green MEP Ernest Urtasun said after the meeting that the German minister made “no relevant effort to get the Green votes”.

“It was a simple courtesy visit. She is without any doubt counting on ECR [European Conservatives and Reformists] to get elected, which really creates a more than doubtful majority around the next European Commission. Sad for Europe if this is confirmed,” he said.

The 60-member ECR, with whom von der Leyen met with on Tuesday, will decide next Monday whether to support the German minister for the commission top post.

But Polish members have also indicated they might reject her because the Polish ruling party, Law and Justice’s candidates for parliament committee jobs were voted down earlier on Wednesday.

HR issues

Green MEPs grilled her on climate, trade, taxes and rule of law.

“The president of the European Commission needs to be the guardian of the rule of law and European values. Ursula von der Leyen evaded our questions on the rule of law and democracy in Europe. This is a major shortcoming on one of the main questions that the EU is confronted with,” Keller said.

When Green MEP Terry Reintke questioned von der Leyen whether she would support Dutch commission vice-president Frans Timmermans to continue his work on rule of law, von der Leyen said he could have the position if he wants it.

But she evaded questionson whether she would expel Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party from the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), to which she belongs.

Von der Leyen also refused to answer when MEP Sven Giegold asked if she would hold onto Martin Selmayr, the commission’s chief civil servant, EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s former German chief of staff, whose appointment last year the EU ombudsman criticised as “maladministration”.

Von der Leyen said it was not good to talk about “HR issues publicly” and added that she would like to have an international team.

“This non-answer will nurture rumours that he [Selmayr] might stay in a key commission position,” Giegold said later.

MEPs will vote on the new commission president next Tuesday or Wednesday.

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