Timmermans says EU Commission under von der Leyen will be tough on rule of law. This is something to watch.

Timmermans says EU Commission under von der Leyen will be tough on rule of law.  This is something to watch.

Timmermans says EU Commission under von der Leyen will be tough on rule of law. This is something to watch.

If Frans Timmermans remains part of the Commission, this would be a negative sign of things to come. However, if Timmermans is rejected, this would be a positive first step in the right direction.

It’s amazing how different camps can give totally different interpretations to the same statements.

* Frans Timmermans has returned from exile a very bitter and vengeful man. Listen to his words in this interview and the one conducted regarding Brexit on July 18 as well.

Timmermans says EU Commission under von der Leyen will be tough on rule of law


We believe Timmermans is delusional here (although we are not fans of von der Leyen, we did not hear this type of statement from her), but Frans may be posturing in an effort to put pressure on her.

(Politics aside, a head coach would never hire his former competition for the job as his assistant. Ursula von der Leyen must reject Timmermans for her own professional space…for Timmermans will always be attempting to undermine her for his own benefit.)

We cannot see how anyone would select this nut…but Brussels is a very strange place…and with ‘all the promises made to all the groups’ that put her over the top, anything goes in the EU.

At the same time, to be consistent, Visegrad must also call for the rejection of EU Commissioner Vera Jourova from the Czech Republic, who is also a Soros activist and was right with Timmermans in leading the Article 7 charge against Hungary and Poland. This would also provide Andrej Babis with the motive to finally break free from Guy Verhofstadt’s group.

– Timmermans on July 19 said during a press conference following an EU affairs meeting in Brussels that he has no doubt that incoming Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen will be as tough a defender of the rule of law as current President Jean-Claude Juncker.

“I have no doubt whatsoever that [the ]next commission under the leadership of von der Leyen, will be as forceful, as concrete, as clear, as determined as the present commission, on the basis of what she said publicly,” said Timmermans, who added, “I couldn’t possibly be part of a Commission that would relinquish the fight against threats to the rule of law. The fact that I am being considered to be on the Commission is an indication that it will be as clear (in its fight to uphold legal norms) as the current Commission.”

** But it does not end here as the meeting was quite contentious and the fireworks continued to explode between Hungarian and Polish ministers and their counterparts from France and Germany.

During Thursday’s council meeting of EU affairs ministers, Germany and France publicly chastised Poland for actions that led to the European Commission having activated the Article 7 procedure on the rule of law, due to the country’s disciplinary proceedings against judges.

Representatives from both Germany and France were highly critical of Poland, saying the Polish government has not taken care of the steps needed to align with the proposals of the European Court of Justice and the European Commission after Warsaw failed to adequately respond to the ministers’ questions. (This is of course preposterous to surrender one’s natural rights to freely govern themselves to a global body of unelected Eurocrats.)

According to a diplomatic source, the Hungarian minister countered (correctly in our opinion) that the EU has zero competence to control member states on the rule of law and that doing so, the EU needs to apply changes to the Treaties.

*** Many battles are being waged, but one stands out…the power of the EU Superstate versus the integrity of the European nation state. The two cannot co-exist as one.

Von der Leyen’s first big test will not be some interview conducted outside the lines, but the actions she takes with Frans Timmermans.