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Reuters: Justice minister to become Romania's EU commissioner

Miercuri, 25 octombrie 2006, 0:00

Minister Monica Macovei

Rumors and anonymous statements on who will represent Romania in the European Commission intensified this week as the country waits for an official announcement in this regard from EC President Jose Manuel Barroso.

While sources in the Romanian government have told that Liberal MP Varujan Vosganian will receive the job, Reuters quotes sources in Brussels according to which Romania’s Justice minister Monica Macovei will be nominated eventually.

The international press agency reports that the Commission has received the nominations of Macovei and of Bulgarian EU Integration minister Meglena Kuneva and that the proposals await Barroso’s approval.

Reuters notes that both nominees are women and notes that Macovei has gained European respect due to her efforts to combat corruption, while Kuneva had a major role in Bulgaria’s difficult negotiations to join the Union.

PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu and President Traian Basescu held talks on the country’s nomination on Wednesday morning.

Other Romanian names vehiculated for the EU job were Liberal Senator Varujan Vosganian and Foreign minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu.

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