Cypriot Commissioner-designate Christos Stylianides has pledged to work day and night to keep up the EU’s response to humanitarian crises, conflicts and disasters.
Stylianides who is currently an MEP of the European People`s Party (EPP) has been nominated as the Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner.
In a statement posted on the website of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, along with statements of the other three EPP MEPs – Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen and Miguel Arias Cañete – who have been chosen by the European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker as members of the new European Commission, Stylianides said he was “honoured to join the effort under President Juncker to face the enormous challenges that the EU faces on many fronts.”
He stressed that “bold political decisions are needed for a new beginning,” adding that “humanitarian crises, conflicts and disasters around the world are bigger and more complex than ever.”
“I will work day and night to keep up the EU’s response to these challenges,” he concluded.