Committee backs UK nominee for EU Commissioner

13-Sep-2016 @ 12:00

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Committee backs UK nominee for EU Commissioner

Members of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee today recommended that the UK’s Sir Julian King be approved in the role of Security Union Commissioner.

They announced that Sir Julian had impressed them with his grasp of the security portfolio when he appeared before the committee last night.

Sir Julian’s confirmation in office will now go to party leaders and be put to a vote of the full parliament on Thursday.

Conservative Home Affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope MEP said Sir Julian performed strongly before the committee.

"I was impressed that most of Sir Julian's answers focused on offering tangible support for intelligence sharing and police cooperation today, not abstract new structures that might be created in the distant future,” he said.

The new Commissioner for Security Union will spearhead the EU's efforts to improve cooperation between police and intelligence services in the face of Europe's growing terror threat.

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