EPP Group fully supports Ursula von der Leyen for Commission President
The plenary will hear the political programme of the candidate for the European Commission President post, Ursula von der Leyen, on Tuesday morning. The election will take place on Tuesday evening at 18.00 hrs. The EPP Group will keep on pursuing its political agenda and fully supports Ursula von der Leyen’s candidacy for President of the European Commission.
Hearings of the two interim European Commissioners
On Tuesday afternoon in Strasbourg, the Conference of Committee Chairs will hold hearings with the two interim European Commissioner candidates, Ioan Mircea Pașcu (Romania) and Kadri Simson (Estonia), to assess their competence, suitability and experience. The governments of their countries nominated them after the previous Commissioners took up their mandates as MEPs. The plenary vote will take place on Thursday.
Addressing the emergency situation in Venezuela
On Tuesday and Thursday, MEPs will debate and vote on the Resolution on the severe emergency situation in Venezuela. The EPP Group condemns the fierce repression and violence in the country and highlights the direct responsibility of Nicolás Maduro, as well as the armed and intelligence forces, in the indiscriminate use of violence to repress the process of democratic transition and the restoration of the rule of law in Venezuela. We call on the EU Member States for additional sanctions targeting illegitimate state authorities’ assets abroad and those individuals responsible for human rights breaches and repression.