Members of the European Parliament elected the members of the new European Commission, which will start work on 1 December. Romanian politician and MEP Adina Vălean became the Commissioner of Transport.
Romania was supported by all factions except two: the Greens, that demanded additional information, and the Identity and Democracy group, which was against her – reports PAP, citing an EU source.
Vălean received the necessary support from the European Parliament’s transport coordinators last week. During the hearing in front of the Transport Committee, she pointed out that “although ecology is important when it comes to mobility, it must serve the interests of citizens”. She also added “that digitization and automation entail huge changes for the transport sector, but they cannot occur at the expense of the people. So it is necessary to focus more on training and retraining of employees “- reminds” Puls Biznesu “.
Adina Vălean has been in politics since the late 1990s when she joined non-governmental organizations and later joined the National Liberal Party. She ran election campaigns and was a member of the lower chamber of the Romanian parliament. She became an MEP for the first time in 2007. Later she held this position during the 7th, 8th and the current 9th term.