Dutch MEPs and climate groups have slammed Wopke Hoekstra ‐ the Dutch government’s pick to replace former EU climate chief Frans Timmermans ‐ citing his perceived lack of climate credentials.
The Dutch government recently proposed Hoekstra as the successor to former climate chief Frans Timmermans, who left the post last week to vie for the position of prime minister during the upcoming national elections in November.
“Hoekstra’s most important European achievement consists of intensely insulting the Italians during the COVID crisis. In addition, he is not exactly a climate champion. What makes him so suitable as a candidate?” MEP Sophie In ‘t Veld (Volt) posted on X, formerly Twitter.
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