‘Elegant but vague’ performance by Timmermans, say Greens

European Commission vice-president designate for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, clashed with Green MEPs at his confirmatory hearing over the urgency of meeting environmental targets

European Commission vice-president designate for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, clashed with Green MEPs at his confirmatory hearing over the urgency of meeting environmental targets, where he said he wanted to avoid “shooting from the hip”.

While MEPs were mostly in step with Timmermans climate and environment ambitions, timing was the sticking point. The commissioner-designate is tasked with possibly the most time-sensitive mandate, with both the EGD and the EU’s first climate law promised within the first 100 days of his mandate.

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