New Secretary General of the EU Parliament: five candidates hope to succeed Welle

After 13 years, the European Parliament will have a new Secretary General next year. The incumbent Klaus Welle, a native of Westphalia with a CDU party membership book, who observers attest great merit for the parliament regardless of party affiliation, has announced his retirement for the beginning of 2023. In the ongoing hard-fought process to fill his post, Parliament President Roberta Metsola and the European Parliament are at risk of being damaged.

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