Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announced that she will make a proposal to the European Council and the European Parliament to appoint Hoekstra as the Commissioner responsible for climate-related issues.
Noting that he met with Hoekstra, which the Netherlands nominated for the post, and decided that he was suitable for this task, von der Leyen noted that Hoekstra served as Minister of Finance in his country between 2017-2022 and as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2022, and he had sufficient experience. He said he has.
“Hoekstra’s experience in government will be of particular value for Europe’s climate diplomacy and climate finance prior to COP28, but also for the implementation of climate-related legislative instruments,” von der Leyen said. used the phrase.
The Alliance of Social Democrats and Greens in the Netherlands nominated EU Commission Senior Vice President Frans Timmermans to be prime minister in the general elections to be held on 22 November.
Timmermans, who decided to return to Dutch politics from the EU administration, resigned from his position on 22 August. Timmermans, a member of the Labor Party, served as foreign minister in the Netherlands between 2012 and 2014.
27 members from 27 member countries serve in the EU Commission.