GYBN has sent an open letter to President Martin Schulz regarding the next European Commission.
“Therefore we would like to urge you to insist further that the following improvements are being made to the structure and mandates of the next European Commission:
- Establish a Vice-President for Sustainability, coordinating the environment, fisheries, agriculture, and regional policy portfolios,
- Upgrade the Vice-President for Energy Union to a Vice-President for “Climate Action and Energy Union” and have this reflected in her mandate,
- Ensure the Environment portfolio is reinstated, restoring its competences and providing the Commissioner with a new mandate to respect the European Parliament’s work and implement the 7th EAP, and
- Resolve potential conflicts of interest for the nominees, and notably for the Climate and Energy portfolio
The full text can be reviewed below: