9th Dec 2023


EU Parliament condemns Selmayr appointment

The European Parliament's plenary adopted on Wednesday a resolution saying Martin Selmayr's appointment as EU Commission secretary general in February "could be viewed as a coup-like action" and asked the commission to adopt new rules on appointments by the end of the year, so "fully ensuring that the best candidates are selected within a framework of maximum transparency and equal opportunities, and then "reassess" Selmayr's appointment under the new rules.

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