Ueli Maurer went at the end of a lightning visit, almost as silently as he had come. "Good question," he replied to the interjection, as it was to the framework agreement, and then disappeared with his small entourage of companions through the sliding door.
Like all of it was shortly before eight o'clock on the so-called VIP Corner in Europe, the building marches by. A Limousine to the other before driving each of the Ministers to go through the red carpet into the house of the member States. Behind a barrier of media workers and to withdraw the Ministers questions. Always in the hope that a Statement or a short interview.
The Meeting is a routine event, to send the many States of your Ambassador.
this Time, stand next to the EU flag, the Flag with the Swiss cross. Perhaps a surprising bilateral Mini-summit? The Swiss Flag is there because the Swiss Finance Minister is also the Federal President, the white one in the log. So, all clear, no Meeting in the last Minute with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, or the designated successor Ursula von der Leyen. Ueli Maurer was in Brussels, because, as always, in November, the annual joint Meeting of the Finance Ministers of the EU and of the Efta States takes place. A routine event, to send the many EU-States only your Ambassador.
Von der Leyen, Maurer put off until later
On the Agenda of the economic Outlook and the fashion topic of sustainable Finance. An hour is reserved before the representatives of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have to go, and the EU Finance Ministers are again at Breakfast among themselves. A lot of effort for the onlookers from the Efta States, which need to arrive.
So it is not surprising that Ueli Maurer has attempted in advance to take advantage of the visit to Brussels for a Meeting with Ursula von der Leyen. Maybe a fresh start when the framework agreement is with the successor of Jean-Claude Juncker possible. The Swiss request came, as it was not foreseeable that the inauguration would be delayed to the designated President of the Commission. There had been a request of Switzerland, confirmed the environment of Ursula von der Leyen. This will have to attend a Meeting to topics that were being negotiated in the responsibility of the still President of the Commission, if you have started with the new Commission in office.
tried by the Federal President, Juncker, a farewell appointment for a balance thread? There have been no Swiss request, it means from the environment of the President of the Commission. Big may not have been interest anyway. The fact that it is not the framework agreement to a conclusion, referred to Jean-Claude Juncker as one of his biggest disappointments.
a year ago, the Minister of Finance had been on the same occasion more talkative.
The Federal President plan no press dates, were from the Swiss side in the run-up to the expectations been dampened. Clearly, Brussels is not Washington, Beijing or Riyadh. But it is not in these days so often that a Swiss government politician shows up in Brussels.
It is not the first Time that Ueli Maurer had no desire to contacts with the media. Yet exactly a year ago, the Minister of Finance was at the same occasion, however, more talkative. Ueli Maurer pleaded for more time when the framework agreement and said he'll explain in Brussels that the Swiss always the example of the cow. The Swiss are ruminants, which sometimes needed to be two or three times, until you have digested something.
Created: 08.11.2019, 21:26 PM