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Commission Controversy Over New SME Envoy: Pieper’s Selection Sparks Concerns over Transparency and Fairness

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Von der Leyen receives internal backlash for choosing business envoy – POLITICO

The recent selection of Pieper as the SME envoy has sparked controversy among European lawmakers, who have raised concerns about transparency and fairness in the process. This has prompted a request for a discussion at an upcoming College meeting. Four commissioners involved in the process are rivals of von der Leyen’s European People’s Party, setting the stage for political tensions ahead of the European election in June.

Breton and Schmit, both from different political groups, have already made public remarks critical of their boss, von der Leyen. Two other shortlisted candidates for the position were women, and both scored higher than Pieper during the selection process. One of them, Czech Renew lawmaker Martina Dlabajová, lodged an official complaint about the procedure. In response to these concerns, a group of lawmakers from various political parties submitted written questions to the Commission seeking clarification on how Pieper was chosen and whether his political affiliation influenced the decision-making process.

However, no response has been provided by the Commission yet, leaving Green lawmaker Daniel Freund of Germany and his colleagues still awaiting an explanation. This situation has further fueled questions about the selection process and its basis for choosing Pieper over more qualified candidates.

By Samantha Jones

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