Statement - On the ECB Election and the European Agricultural Fund Act
My dear Europeans,
Today we have woken up with some great news coming from the European Council, that has finished the European Central Bank Election procedures and also passed the European Agricultural Fund Act. When in campaign, I stated many times that I would be a Commissioner that delivered, and the passage of the EAF is a new proof of my compromise with the region and its inhabitants. The European Agricultural Fund Act will surely help fishers and farmers, and a director will be appointed soon.
Concerning the European Central Bank election, I would like to congratulate Mr. Luis de Guindos Jurado for his victory, and wish him a good term handling one of the most demanding positions of the EU excluding the Commission. I will meet him next Wednesday to hear his proposals and agenda. I also want to state that, despite wishing higher participation in this election, the election results are valid and the election will not be repeated.
My efforts are now on designing the new budget and keep delivering proposals. Let's do this, together.
Premier Commissioner of the European Union