Controversy surrounding the proposal to appoint a European Health Commissioner

Publié le : 16 November 2012

 After the retirement of the European Health Commissioner, the Maltese John Dalli, the Maltese government proposed a successor, Tonio Borg. Reacting to this proposal, "the French Family Planning Movement (MFPF) described the possible appointment as ‘a shift in policy’," owing to the nominee’s opposition to abortion and contraception. 

Received in an audience by the European members of parliament, "Mr Borg assured them that he would ensure observance of European law’ over his ‘personal convictions’ but ‘would not abandon his convictions’."

The European Parliament will vote on this candidature this week.

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