George Heisler was officially approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday as a candidate for the European Court of Auditors (ECA), with 551 of the 629 members voting in favor.
This is the second step that Heisler had to experience. The final stage of this process will be June 2022, when the Council of the European Union will vote for the final round.
At today’s plenary session, a total of 629 members of the European Parliament voted, 551 in favor of Heisler’s nomination and 33 in opposition. A total of 45 votes were considered abstentions.
The reporter, MEP Angelica Windig, submitted a proposal to the plenary to appoint Heisler as an auditor. Hyzler will end its five-year term in September on behalf of Malta’s ECA appointment, Leo Brincat.
Hyzler, who is currently a member of the Standards for Public Life, was nominated by the Maltese Government as a member of the ECA in January this year. His ethical investigations over the past few years have led to the resignation of former Minister Justin Karana and former MP Secretary Russian Katja.
Hyzler passed the first phase of the European Court of Auditors about two weeks ago as 25 members of the European Parliament’s CONT committee approved his nomination.
In the first stage, Hzyler said through the ECA that he would like to contribute to the fulfillment of the aspirations expressed by EP Chair Roberta Mezzola. She states: Regaining that hope and enthusiasm in our project. To confront the values that unite us as Europeans. “
“I believe my reputable contributions in the areas of integrity, transparency and accountability in Malta will also benefit the improvements made by the ECA in recent months,” he said. ..
Nationalist Party Congratulates George Heisler for securing his post
Following the vote, the Nationalist Party issued a statement congratulating Heisler for securing his position as a member of the ECA.
“The party believes in Heisler’s work that he will certainly have a positive impact on this European institution, as he has always done for this country,” the statement read.
https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-05-03/local-news/George-Hyzler-passes-second-stage-of-European-Court-of-Auditors-process-with-551-votes-in-favour-6736242661 George Hyzler went through the second phase of the European Court of Auditors process and received 551 votes.