BRUSSELS – Martin Selmayr, the controversial new secretary-general of the European Commission, will not go. That said the chairman of the commission after the end of a summit in Brussels. “He will not leave since I am the only one who him, that can dedicate,” says Jean-Claude Juncker. “He is not going away.”
Jean-Claude Juncker (right) holds on to Martin Selmayr, almost literally, the hand above the head.
Selmayr and Juncker are under fire since the German in February, when he Junckers chief of staff was, in a few minutes, it was catapulted to the secretary-general, the highest official position in the commission. The EU parliament is an investigation into the dubious proceedings started.
According to the French president, Macron, there is “a controversy” about Selmayr arise. “That we should take seriously. If procedures and transparency can be improved then the research, a democratic function.”
The Second Room has its displeasure expressed about the appointment to nepotism reeks. Also has a Dutch delegation last month in Brussels on behalf of 26 national parliaments of recommendations offered to address the lack of transparency in the EU to tackle.