Fiala: Pirates and Mayors will propose next Euro commissioner

The one-time electoral alliance of the Pirates and Mayors parties have the right to propose Czechia’s next European Commissioner under the deal created when they entered government with Together, Prime Minister Petr Fiala of the Civic Democrats reiterated through a spokesperson on Sunday. Together consists of the Civic Democrats, the Christian Democrats and TOP 09.

Mr. Fiala said it would still be up to the governing coalition whether to approve any candidate.

Alexander Vondra, who is Together’s leader for European Parliament elections in June, also said on Sunday that it was the Pirates and Mayors who would nominate a European Commissioner to replace Czechia’s Věra Jourová, when her term ends.

Author: Ian Willoughby