EU Socialists’ lead candidate Nicolas Schmit warns in opposition to ‘association’ with far proper | EUROtoday

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He’s been seen campaigning on empty beer crates in pubs and enjoying desk tennis. Talking Europe catches up with the lead candidate of the Party of The European Socialists (PES) and asks him what he has discovered on this EU election marketing campaign, away from the buttoned-up confines of the Berlaymont constructing in Brussels. We ask him if he’ll block the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen for a second time period on the head of the European Commission if she goes for a tie-up between her centre-right EPP group and the arduous proper ECR. Schmit, who’s at present additionally EU Commissioner for jobs and social rights, solutions: “If Mrs. von der Leyen tries an arrangement with the extreme right, she will not be able to count on the support of the Socialists.”

Program ready by Isabelle Romero, Elitsa Gadeva, Anaïs Boucher and Perrine Desplats

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