"The european socialists' candidate for the new president of the EUROPEAN commission pays tribute to the Swedish model."
"so much so that the dutchman wants to have a similar dialogue between the social partners at the EUROPEAN level."
"A fair society requires strong unions," says mr Frans Timmermans during a visit in Stockholm."
"Elections to the EUROPEAN parliament stands first on the tour. But when the EUROPEAN citizens have spoken to the member states ' heads of state and government will soon appoint a new president of the EUROPEAN commission."
"the president is the union's perhaps the heaviest and the EU parliament have nominated their favorites."
"The socialist partigruppen keep our fingers crossed for the dutchman Frans Timmermans, now EU commissioner and commission vice-president, who is campaigning for the full."
"On Thursday it was time to visit their partikollegor in Sweden."
"– When I started my campaign two months ago so I thought that everything would be about security and how we would keep migrants outside, " says Timmermans, during a coffee break with journalists and the minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström (S) at the Swedish ministry of foreign affairs."
"– But the people I meet are more engaged in how we are going to solve the climate crisis, youth unemployment and the housing crisis. I say that the EU should have a role in it."
"Promise, half women."
"The former Dutch minister of foreign affairs is concerned that the EU-critical parties are growing in Europe to leave the EU-parliament. According to him, a paralyzed assembly to fall flat in the face of today's challenges."
"Himself, he promises to appoint a commission composed half of women and focuses on achieving the UN's sustainability goals for 2030."
"He also promises to continue the work of the social rights outlined in the social pillar. At the same time he wants the EU to adopt a so-called social contract."
"– All societies are based on social contracts that, in Sweden, where the social partners meet in a dialogue – I want to have this type of dialogue also at the EUROPEAN level, he says to TT."
" the Shareholders are making big money, but people's salaries do not increase even when the economy is good. We need to strengthen the unions at european level, so that they can do collective bargaining."
"foreign Minister Margot Wallström says to TT that Timmermans is a good representative for the social democrats."
"– essentially, We have very similar views on the problems and challenges we face, and also the same vision on the solutions, " she says."
"The Swedish social democrats, however, is generally not as federalist as their european partikollegor."
"For example, talking Timmermans-feel the need for a common corporation tax, something that the Swedish social democrats consistently oppose."
"– The largest companies in the world do miljonerns million in profits in Europe, but without paying any tax. It would be a good idea if we had a minimum of 18 per cent, so that you end this unhealthy competition, " says the dutchman."
TT: You have also met with Stefan Löfven, what talked you about?"
"– We talked about the issues, about how it goes with the campaign and how we can strengthen the social pillar."
"the EUROPEAN commission has a mandate to give proposals for new laws, and to ensure that the decisions taken and that EU laws are followed."
"the EUROPEAN commission consists of 28 commissioners, one from each EU country, and is often called the EU government. The commissioners are working primarily for EUROPE and not for their own country."
"as to Who should be the next president proposed by the EU heads of state and government, which, according to the treaty of Lisbon to take'
"the EUROPEAN parliament believes that this means that heads of state and government will choose one of the special toppkandidater that the various groups designated in advance."
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"Frans Timmermans (the Netherlands) for the socialist S&D"
"Jan Zahradil (Czech republic) for the eurosceptic conservative ECR"
"Margrethe Vestager (Denmark), Guy Verhofstadt (Belgium), Violeta Bulc (Slovenia), Emma Bonino (Italy), Nicola Beer (Germany), Luis Garicano (Spain) and Katalin Cseh (Hungary) for the liberal Alde"
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