European Commission Vice-President-designate, Margaritis Schinas, demonstrated an impressive command and expert knowledge of the wide-ranging, complex portfolio he will oversee, during his parliamentary hearing (Thursday), according to EPP Group Vice-Chairman, Esteban Gonzalez Pons.
Speaking after the hearing, MEP Gonzalez Pons confirmed that the Vice-President-designate for Protecting Our European Way of Life has the EPP Group’s full support:
“Vice-President-designate Schinas possesses the necessary attributes and skills for his significant role in the next Commission in this new chapter of European history. He has been working for many years within the European Institutions. He knows how we work and most crucially, he understands the importance of the European Parliament as the house of European Democracy.
“With his portfolio, Vice-President designate Schinas will help us in promoting our common values and principles, those enshrined in the Treaties and in the Chart of Fundamental Rights. Those that made Europe the most prosperous and welcoming continent in the world. Those principle and values that make us feel proud of being Europeans.”
*first published in: www2.eppgroup.eu