Katarina Barley Europe-the top candidate of the SPD?


Still, it is not quite official, but almost: Minister of justice Katarina Barley could go for the German SPD as a top candidate in the European elections.

Apparently, she hesitated no longer, also, because her office as the Minister of justice, makes visible the fun: But, according to Reports from several media in Berlin agree Katarina Barley top candidate of the German social Democrats for the European elections next may. Further, it was said, this week will officially announced. That would cover then with a short Statement of the SPD leader Andrea Nahles on Tuesday: “What I can confirm is that I can make an excellent proposal for the top candidate of the SPD in Europe. And we will introduce to you shortly,” said the party leader prior to a meeting of your group.

“We will announce soon”: the SPD Leader Andrea Nahles

A German-British lawyer

The 49-year-old Minister actually changes according to Brussels, she would have to give up your office, only this spring, after the excruciating coalition had taken over negotiations with Angela Merkel’s CDU and Horst Seehofer’s CSU. Barley is since 2013 a member of the Bundestag, she was the SPD General Secretary and briefly Minister for family Affairs. She actually goes to Brussels, would you also its very good to the benefit of language skills. Barley is German-British, and her mother is a German Doctor, her British father was a Journalist at the Deutsche Welle.

Martin Schulz said

Internally, it had to give in to the SPD but apparently long discussions with the top candidate. Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament, the candidate for Chancellor failed as a SPD cracking, was brought into the game. He refused to return to Brussels. Now, he said the “süddeutsche Zeitung”, the current Minister of justice, was a “convinced and convincing European, who can count on my full support”. Apparently, Schulz is based on the assumption that the candidacy converges to Barley.

Nahles supports Timmermans as the European top candidates

Barley is apparently German, not a European top candidate of the social Democrats, other than Schulz at the last European election. This time, the Dutchman Frans Timmermans to the European social Democrats in the race, as well as energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic from Slovakia.

Will probably go for the European social Democrats into the race: Frans Timmermans

Timmermans or Sefcovic could apply to the office of the President of the European Commission, which is currently performed by Jean-Claude Juncker, a Conservative,. Timmermans, Juncker’s Deputy chief in the Commission, is currently. The leading candidate of the victorious party usually has good opportunities on the Executive chair of the Commission. Timmermans will also have the support of the SPD-Boss Nahles.

Least 27.3 percent of the votes

The German social Democrats had brought in the last European elections with Martin Schulz at the peak of 27.3 per cent of the votes. A result, the party offers to the descent of the last months in Germany for sure would. Katarina Barley running now, as it looks likely at present, would the SPD is a fresh and recognised leading candidate in the race.