Liberal MP Varujan Vosganian will most probably become Romania’s future EU Commissioner, governmental sources have told The official announcement will be made by EC President Jose Manuel Barroso on October 27 the latest, according to official statements made in Bucharest last week.

With an economics PhD, Vosganian would receive an economic seat in the Commission if approved for the job. That means he may receive the taxation, customs union, financial programming, budget, internal economy or services portfolio.

Before 2000, Vosganian has been a leader of the first post-communist authority in Romania, head of the national minorities parliamentary group, deputy for the Union of Armenians in Romania and Senaor for the Union of Democratic Forces. He’s been a member of the National Liberal Party-PNL since 2003. He currently serves as head of the Budget-Finance commission in the Romanian Senate.

The sources said his name figures on a short list sent by PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu to Barroso these days. The list also includes EU Integration minister Anca Boagiu and Foreign minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu.