President Pellegrini meets von der Leyen in Brussels

President Pellegrini meets von der Leyen in Brussels

On Wednesday evening, Slovak president Peter Pellegrini met with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. In the meeting, Pellegrini advocated for a place in the commission for Maroš Šefčovič. Pellegrini stressed at the meeting that Sefcovic is one of the most experienced incumbent EU commissioners, and he is a suitable candidate for an agenda concerning competitiveness, industry and energy. According to Pellegrini, von der Leyen herself "highly praised" Sefcovic's professional qualities. Pellegrini said that he is lobbying for Sefcovic to have the backing of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group.

Also at the meeting, Pellegrini spoke about the strategic agenda for the EU in the next five years. According to him, the goal of the union should be to strengthen its competitiveness so that it continues to “play in the first league with the USA and China.” He fears that, “it seems as if we are gradually losing our voice and falling out of this elite economic club.”

Source: TASR
Jeremy Hill, Photo: TASR /

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