Resolution on the integrity policy of the Commission, in particular the appointment of the Secretary-General of the European Commission

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Series Details 2018/2624(RSP)
Publication Date 18/04/2018
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The European Parliament's plenary session adopted on 18 April 2018 a Resolution regarding the appointment of the Secretary-General of the European Commission. The document calls for the reassessment of the procedure for apointing Martin Selmayr.

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Mr Selmayr was appointed in February 2018 by the College of Commissioners following proposal from the President of the European Commission. This matter was subject to discussion at the Parliament on 12 March and a hearing took place some weeks later.

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Verfassungsblog, 17.04.18: Selmayr’s Appointment: Why this Juncker Crisis is Much More Dangerous for the EU Commission than the Santer Crisis in 1999
European Parliament: Press Release, 18.04.18: MEPs ask the Commission to reassess the appointment procedure of Secretary-General
European Commission: Commissioner Oettinger Statement on the European Parliament's Resolution on Integrity Policy of the European Commission
Reuters, 18.04.18: EU lawmakers chide Juncker over aide's promotion 'coup'
Politico, 18.04.18: European Parliament savages Selmayr appointment (sort of)
Deutsche Welle, 18.04.18: European Parliament rebukes Commission over Martin Selmayr
EurActiv, 18.04.18: Selmayr to keep his job despite warning shot from parliament
EUObserver, 18.04.18: Selmayr case scars Parliament and Commission
Politico, 16.04.18: MEPs on Selmayr promotion: Let other people apply for the job

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