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Timmermans will be a key actor in new Commission, says PES President

PES leader Sergei Stanishev congratulated the candidate for first Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans for an impeccable performance during his hearing in the European Parliament (7 October).

“Franz Timmermans will be one of the key representatives of the socialist family in the future Commission”, said Stanishev. The former Dutch foreign minister and PvDA member has a portfolio which covers  Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law the Charter of Fundamental Rights and sustainable development.

"During the hearing Timmermans showed a clear vision for the creation of a better approach to EU regulation and removal of administrative burdens for small and medium businesses. These changes will contribute to rapid economic growth and job creation" - emphasized the PES President.

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