Kofods successor takes over in the EU-Parliament after the minute's silence

Denmark has Monday night scored a new member of the European Parliament, as for Marianne Wind, which was the alternate, officially has taken over the foreign af

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
18 September 2019 Wednesday 02:00
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Kofods successor takes over in the EU-Parliament after the minute's silence

Denmark has Monday night scored a new member of the European Parliament, as for Marianne Wind, which was the alternate, officially has taken over the foreign affairs minister Robert Kofods mandate.

It shall notify the president of the EUROPEAN Parliament, David Sassoli, in connection with a plenary session in Strasbourg.

- We from the Danish side heard that mrs Marianne Wind are elected to the European Parliament and replaces Jeppe Kofod, says Sassoli.

The Danish social-democrat, was presented along with the other new members on Monday evening.

It came to pass in the extension of the members had held a minute's silence for a recently elected Portuguese mep, André Bradford, who died in July.

I welcome the new colleagues welcome. They are now full members of the European Parliament in accordance with the rules of procedure, says Sassoli.

Marianne Wind has been a member of the employment committee. She is a substitute member of the transport committee.

It means that she is going to sit with the much-discussed and contested EU regulation 883, which deals with, among other daily and børnecheck.

In the transport committee, she comes to work with another great and controversial case - the EU's vejpakke - which has divided europe into east and west.

Marianne Wind, as is former vice-president of HK/Privat, will also throw themselves at the occupational safety and health.

- It needs a boost, she says about the area where there might be new on the road after many years of stagnation.

in Addition, the EU's upcoming president, Ursula von der Leyen, announced a large desire for a pan-european minimum wage. It must, she thinks, also stop wage across borders in the union.

- We need to see the good results. It has created the working poor (pro-poor employees, red.) in the european UNION. It is sad to see in 2019. We are not in Denmark, says Marianne Wind.

The Danish member of the EUROPEAN parliament is not going to should fill Jeppe Kofods shoes. She has with the employment and working environment had areas where she has solid experience.

Others in the socialist UNION group has taken over responsibility for the Kofods key issues as the fight against tax havens and money laundering.

Updated: 18.09.2019 02:00
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