Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Europarlamento. Il 27 si vota la Commissione. Si decide il destino dell’Italia.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-11-25.

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Si profila nell’europarlamento una settimana densa di avvenimenti, che avranno grandi ripercussioni in Italia.

«Members of the Europan Parliament (EP) will vote on whether to support the new EU commission led by Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday (27 November) at noon»

«The vote (by simple majority) will come following a presentation by Germany’s von der Leyen of the 27 commissioners and their programmes»

«If approved, the new commission will finally be able to take office on 1 December – even without a UK commissioner»

«On Wednesday (27 November), MEPs will also vote on the next year’s budget for investing in the EU and its member states, the mobilisation of a solidarity fund to assist Greece and financial measures to address the challenges of migration, refugees and security threats»

«Meanwhile, the EP committee on budgets (BUG)  will have an extraordinary meeting on Monday evening to exchange ideas, among other issues, over EU’s Budget 2020 procedures»

«On the same day, there will be a plenary debate over the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention and the other measures to combat gender-based violence to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – but the resolution will be voted on Thursday. This international treaty remains blocked in the EU council by Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom»

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L’europarlamento eletto a maggio ha evidenziato un crollo di quasi cento seggi della sua componente liberal socialista, che ha perso la maggioranza e non è riuscita ad imporre la nomina a Presidente della Commissione Europea né del candidato del Ppe né di quello di S&D. Uno smacco vissuto a livello ustionante.

Mrs Ursula von der Leyen è stata nominata dal Consiglio Europeo ed ha ottenuto una maggioranza parlamentare di qualche scarno voto solo grazie al massiccio supporto degli identitari sovranisti ed, inaspettatamente, degli europarlamentari M5S.

Se il 27 Mrs Ursula von der Leyen riuscisse ad ottenere, cosa che non è scontata, un voto favorevole, ancorché risicato, si concluderebbe questa telenovela di ostruzionismo parlamentare.

Si deciderebbe se il governo dell’Unione spetta come da diritto al Consiglio Europeo, ossia al consesso dei capi di stato o di governo, oppure all’europarlamento.

Se sicuramente questa Commissione non è certo quella ottimale, altrettanto sicuramente è quella al momento possibile.

Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur.

Si noti come il ‘clima’ stia di fatto uscendo dall’agenda, al di là dei titoli altisonanti. Il suo costo sarebbe stato smisurato.

EPP congress pledges ‘moderate’ climate solution

«The centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) pledge at its Zagreb congress to deliver a middle-ground compromise between “utopian environmental policies” and climate-change denial.»

Raggiungere un compromesso di medio termine tra “politiche ambientali utopiche” e la negazione dei cambiamenti climatici.

A quanto potrebbe sembrare, un filo di sano buon senso inizia a fare capolino anche nell’europarlamento.

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EU Observer. 2019-11-25. EU Parliament to vote on the Commission This week

Members of the Europan Parliament (EP) will vote on whether to support the new EU commission led by Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday (27 November) at noon.

The vote (by simple majority) will come following a presentation by Germany’s von der Leyen of the 27 commissioners and their programmes. If approved, the new commission will finally be able to take office on 1 December – even without a UK commissioner.

The EP president David Sassoli will meet with von der Leyen on Monday (25 November).

On Wednesday (27 November), MEPs will also vote on the next year’s budget for investing in the EU and its member states, the mobilisation of a solidarity fund to assist Greece and financial measures to address the challenges of migration, refugees and security threats.

Climate will also be very high on the agenda of the next plenary session.

MEPs will discuss whether the EU should declare a state of environmental and climate emergency, as well as the European Parliament’s position ahead of the UN conference (in Madrid, 2-13 December).

There will be a vote on two draft resolutions on Thursday (28 November) on the EU’s commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.  

MEPs, commission vice-president Frans Timmermans and a representative of the Finnish presidency will set on Tuesday (26 November) the parliament’s priorities ahead of the next European summit on 12-13 December.

Meanwhile, the EP committee on budgets (BUG)  will have an extraordinary meeting on Monday evening to exchange ideas, among other issues, over EU’s Budget 2020 procedures.

The EP committee on foreign affairs (AFET), the subcommittee on human rights (DROI) and the committee on development (DEVE) will also meet on Monday with last year’s winner of the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov.

On the same day, there will be a plenary debate over the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention and the other measures to combat gender-based violence to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – but the resolution will be voted on Thursday.

This international treaty remains blocked in the EU council by Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom.

Sassoli will meet on Tuesday with the prime minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa.

On Wednesday, Sassoli will also meet the president of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, the Irish Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, and a delegation from the Japanese parliament.

The European ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, will meet the liberals Renew Europe and the leftists GUE/NGL during the week to present her candidacy for the next term and give MEPs the chance to ask questions. She met MEPs from the S&D and the Greens last week.

On Monday, the presidency of the EU council organises a high-level conference on the data economy in Helsinki to present solutions and ideas for a sustainable, competitive and human-driven data economy.

The same day, ministers of EU member states in charge of development will gather in Brussels to discuss the future financial architecture for sustainable development and how the EU and member states can better cooperate to support the development of countries in transition.

Development ministers are also expected to touch upon the Global Refugee Forum, which will take place in Geneva next month (17-18 December).

On Thursday, ministers of EU member states will debate the external dimension of European competitiveness, and on Friday (29 November) the minister will discuss solutions for a sustainable Arctic and adopt conclusions on the updated EU bioeconomy strategy.

Romania will face the second round of presidential elections this Sunday (24 November), where president Klaus Iohannis is ahead in polling against former prime minister Viorica Dancila.