Pittella: A common progressive candidate for the European Commission presidency is a victory for democracy and the EU

Date

02 Dec 2017

Sections

Justice & Home Affairs

Press release

Lisbon, 2 December 2017

Following the PES Council in Lisbon and the decision to preserve the Spitzenkandidaten system for the election of the next president of the European Commission, the S&D leader, Gianni Pittella, stated:

“As progressive family we are proud of having decided to present a common candidate for the election of the next European Commission president. This unprecedented decision will tremendously reinforce the democracy and the citizens’ legitimization of the European Institutions. The choice - fiercely supported by the S&D Group - will be opened to millions of European citizens. This is a victory for democracy, for the whole of the progressive family and for Europe.”

 

MEPs INVOLVED

PITTELLA Gianni

gianni.pittella@ep.europa.eu

+32 2 284 51 59

+33 3 88 17 51 59

http://www.giannipittella.eu/

 

S&D PRESS CONTACT

BERNAS, Jan

jan.bernas@ep.europa.eu

+33 3 88 16 43 69

+32 2 284 21 32