Romanian Centre for European Policies (CRPE)launched a report analysing the public proposals for the role of European Commissioner. Each Romanian candidate is considered against five criteria, detailed in the report. CRPE proposes to the Coalition, Government and Presidency to actively support Jose Manuel Barroso for chief of European Commission and, in exchange, to hand him a shortlist of Romanian candidates during or immediately after the European Council in June 18 - 19. CRPE recommends the coalition to cease arguing on the issue of the Romanian candidate.
European Union leaders will meet for the summer European Council in June 18-19 to decide on the new European Commission President. CRPE published the "Romania at the European Council in June 18-19. Notes for 'Romanian commissaries'.
"Romania announced it will support Manuel Barroso for a new mandate as head of the Commission. CRPE considers it a god decision, which should be followed by a firm statement by the ones supporting Barroso's immediate designation at this Council.
In exchange, Romania can and must request an important portfolio for the next European Commission. CRPE analyzes the chances of obtaining the desired portfolios, regarding other states' interest and the situation of the current holders: Agriculture (medium chances), Justice (minimum chances), Regional Politics (medium chances), Transports (medium chances), Energy (medium chances), and Expansion (minimum chances)", the CRPE report indicates.
Regarding the names linked by the public, parties or press to the role of European Commissioner, the report delivers an opinion. "We have evaluated each candidate against five criteria detailed in the report. CRPE affiliated experts awarded grades ranging from 1 to 5 to each possible candidate. The complete results are featured in the report. The candidates to rank first are Dacan Ciolos (4.08), Vasile Puscas (4.06) and Monica Macovei (3.88).
Macovei lost points for political support and the capacity to bring consensus, just as Adrian Severin, another candidate. The candidates viewed as apolitical technocrats have had an inevitable advantage due to the inner situation that demands consensus", CRPE report shows.