Slovak candidate for EU command and criticizes Salvini

Slovak candidate for EU command and criticizes Salvini

Maros Sefcovic is a center-left Socialist and Democrat group and wants to succeed Conservative Jean-Claude Juncker of the European People's Party

Maros Sefcovic during conference in BrusselsREUTERS / Eric Vidal / File Photo - 7/1/2015Slovakia's European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic launched himself on Monday (17) as a candidate for European Union executive power mandate for the center-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group.Also European Commissioner for Energy since November 2014, the 52-year-old politician wants to succeed Conservative Jean-Claude Juncker of the European People's Party (EPP) after the May 2019 elections to renew the EU Parliament.On the EPP side, its leader in the bloc's legislature, German Manfred Weber, has already run for office.The presidency of the European Commission is given to the party with the largest representation in the European Parliament, today controlled by the conservatives.Read also: European Union approves text that threatens internet giantsAt his first press conference as a candidate, Sefcovic was "concerned" about the political situation in Italy...


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