European Parliament critical of ‘protection of the European way of life’ portfolio title
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European Parliament critical of ‘protection of the European way of life’ portfolio title

Greek Margaritis Schinas, whose country is in the front line of migrant arrivals, inherited on Tuesday a vice-presidency in which he will be in charge of migration issues. Credit: © Belga

The European Parliament’s committees will send a letter to the President-elect of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, expressing their dissatisfaction with the title – “Protecting our European way of life” – being used for the Commissioner’s portfolio that includes the migration issue.

This title is an “insult to European values”, Karima Delli (Greens/EFA), who had taken the initiative to ask for such a letter to be sent, said on twitter.

Greek Margaritis Schinas, whose country is in the front line of migrant arrivals, was given a vice-presidency role in which he will be in charge of migration issues.

The title of his position as Vice-President for the “Protection of our European way of life” has since been the subject of much criticism from MEPs.

The Brussels Times