Vice President of the European Commission, France Timmermans He wants to be a candidate for the post of Prime Minister of the Netherlands. The society most responsible for anti-climate change policies will choose to lead the coalition that includes its party, the Dutch Workers’ Party and the Greens. They will make up for the November electionsbehind the The final fall of the executive power headed by the liberal Mark RutteAccording to the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant He confirmed this to other media in the country.
Timmermans, 62, has already reported his decision to the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, according to the outlet that provided the information, which adds that he confirmed his decision to leave the commission to return to politics. in the Netherlands. Community executive spokespeople avoid making statements with the argument they usually use on these occasions: there is no advertisement and they do not comment on unconfirmed information. If this candidacy for the elections in his country is confirmed, Timmermans will have to leave his post at the European Commission at some point.
The Executive Vice President of this community foundation was a minister in his country, before starting his career in Brussels. Between 2012 and 2014 he was the chief of foreign affairs in one of the governments led by Mark Rutte, the outgoing prime minister and a member of the right-wing Liberal Party.
In 2019 he was the candidate of the European Socialists and Democrats in the elections to the European Parliament. During the process of forming the institutions, he had many options to be President of the European Commission. The opposition he found in some members of the European Council, headed by the Frenchman Emmanuel Macron, and the rejection of the European People’s Party that won the elections ended up denying his access to the main institutional center of the European Union.
Despite this, Timmersmans has gone on to play a very prominent role in the commission and is one of only three executive vice presidents there, along with Latvian folkloric Valdis Dombrovkis y la liberal danisa Margrethe Vestager, who is also on his way to being a candidate and a huge favorite for the presidency of the European Central Bank from January. Take charge of the EU’s big bet for the 2019-2024 legislature, promoting environmental policies to limit climate change, known in English by the name Fits 55.
Timmermans’ candidacy is very likely to arouse suspicion in sectors of the Dutch electorate. The policies he promoted from Brussels found significant opposition in the agricultural sectors, as noted during the parliamentary process of the Chamber of Deputies. Nature’s Restoration ActWhich was approved in the European Parliament by a narrow margin. As was seen in his own country in March, when a newly created party claiming to defend Agricultural interests won the elections And now one of those who can achieve a good result in November.
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