UK's next EU commissioner 'highly motivated'


"Britain's designated EU commissioner for security Julian King says he is "highly motivated" for the job.

In a letter sent to the European parliament ahead of a grilling from MEPs on Monday (12 September), King said his big priorities for the security portfolio would be "to strengthen our defences against terrorism and organised crime, and to build our resilience".

He was appointed to the post following the departure of EU financial services commissioner Jonathan Hill in the wake of the June UK referendum to exit the EU.

EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker created and gave the new security portfolio to King in early August in a move that surprised some given the UK opt-out on EU justice and home affairs laws."


See the article: UK's next EU commissioner 'highly motivated' (euobserver, link)

See:
King's answers to questions put by the parliament (pdf) and see also: Letter from Commission President Juncker: New Commissioner for the Security Union (pdf)

 

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