The EPP Group has welcomed the decision of the Maltese Government to nominate Dr Tonio Borg for the post of European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy.
“I commend Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi for acting swiftly in nominating a new Commissioner”, said Joseph Daul, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.
“Europe is facing a serious economic challenge and a fully functional and focused European Commission is essential to continue combating the crisis effectively. Prime Minister Gonzi’s decision to act immediately in response to Commissioner Dalli’s unexpected resignation shows the Maltese Government’s sense of responsibility in ensuring that the European Commission is immediately restored to its full complement in the best interest of public trust in the Institution”, continued the Chairman.
While congratulating Dr Tonio Borg on his nomination, the EPP Group looks forward to a swift confirmation process in the European Parliament.
The EPP Group calls on all political groups in the European Parliament to act responsibly in this process to ensure that the new Commissioner is appointed as soon as possible: “This is in the best interests of the Institution”, Joseph Daul concluded.
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