• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Transparency in Action: Controversy Surrounds Selection of Pieper as EC SME Envoy

BySamantha Nguyen

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

Recently, the selection of Pieper as the European Commission’s SME envoy has sparked concerns about the transparency and fairness of the process. Two other women candidates, both with higher scores, were found to be more qualified than Pieper during the selection process. One of them, Czech Renew lawmaker Martina Dlabajová, lodged an official complaint about the procedure.

The commissioners involved in the selection are rivals of von der Leyen’s European People’s Party, adding to political tensions in lead-up to June’s European election. The group of lawmakers from various political parties submitted written questions to the Commission seeking clarification on how Pieper was chosen and if his political affiliation influenced decision-making process. Despite their inquiries, no response has been provided yet, leaving Green lawmaker Daniel Freund of Germany still awaiting an explanation. This situation raises further questions about the selection process and its basis for choosing Pieper over more qualified candidates.

By Samantha Nguyen

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