Romania’s new government on Wednesday put forward two center-right MEPs, Adina-Ioana Vălean and Siegfried Mureșan, as candidates to be the country’s next European commissioner.
Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen will have to choose between the two. Vălean may be considered the front-runner as von der Leyen is under pressure to pick a female nominee, given her goal of a gender-balanced Commission. Her current team of commissioners-designate and nominees is made up of 15 men and 11 women.
The start of von der Leyen’s Commission, originally scheduled for November 1, has been delayed by the European Parliament’s rejection of the original French, …read more
Source:: European Voice