Avrupa Birliği’nin (AB) yürütme organı Avrupa Komisyonu’nda 5 yılda bir başkanlık değişimi zamanı gelip çatarken, 1 Kasım 2014’ten beri Komisyon’un başındaki Jean-Claude Juncker halefinin belirlenmesi sürecini eleştirdi: İlk ve son ‘spitzenkandidat’ bendim.
Juncker laments lack of transparency in Commission top job race
‘I’m a very unique guy, I was the first and the last Spitzenkandidat,’ Commission president says.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker lamented the process by which leaders nominated German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to succeed him in the EU’s top job, acknowledging it “was not very transparent.”
By comparison, Juncker said during a press conference in Helsinki with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne, “the process which led to my nomination in 2014 was very transparent, because we had lead candidates, everyone knew what will happen if this party or that party would be the strongest party in the European Parliament.”
Juncker said the Spitzenkandidat process “unfortunately didn’t become a tradition,” adding: “I always had the impression that I would enter history, but not like that … I’m a very unique guy, I was the first and the last Spitzenkandidat.”