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Monday, 12 March 2018 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Integrity policy of the Commission, in particular the appointment of the Secretary-General of the European Commission (debate)

  Nigel Farage, on behalf of the EFDD Group. – Mr President, I would like to thank the Commission. The fast-track appointment of Martin Selmayr to a EUR 20 000 a month job was done without any openness, without any transparency. In fact, his photograph was on the Commission website before the meeting even took place, so well done on that score.

What you have done, I think, is to bring a bit more light onto the Commission. I want the citizens to know that the Commission is the government of Europe. It is unelectable. We cannot vote for them, we cannot remove them, and yet they have the sole right to make law, and people need to understand how their money is being spent. This is Juncker’s favourite bureaucrat, a fanatic, who is now the most powerful bureaucrat in the world, and all of it done without an open procedure. You have done the peoples of Europe a great service. It is the perfect stitch-up. It smacks of nepotism, unaccountable government, abuse of public funds. Thank God the UK is leaving.

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