Adapt or become obsolete, lead candidate Timmermans tells European Socialists

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Dutchman becomes center-left nominee for Commission presidency.

LISBON — European Socialists will need to adapt if they don’t want to “become obsolete,” European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans told a party congress in Lisbon on…

Timmermans’ nomination as the European Socialists’ Spitzenkandidat was a formality after fellow Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, the only other contender, pulled out of the race last…

The nomination makes the Dutch former foreign minister the Socialists’ official candidate to be the…

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