Je was een compagnon de route en een uitstekend collega. Je expertise is een meerwaarde voor @Europarl_NL Je hebt met veel overtuiging essentiële hervormingen doorgevoerd voor onze economie en sociale cohesie en ik wil je daarvoor van harte bedanken! pic.twitter.com/hKS8EuEx1h
The minister’s resignation precedes the formation of a new federal government in Belgium and falls in line with European Union electoral rules, according to which members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are not allowed to hold any other positions during their mandates.
Prime Minister Charles Michel reacted to Peeters’ resignation on Twitter, lauding the work he had carried out during his mandate and calling him an “outstanding companion.”
With the swearing-in of the European Parliament set to take place on July 2, Peeters said he was looking forward to working with fellow MEPs for “a Europe that really makes a difference,” adding that he would focus on the internal market as well as on migration and asylum.