Changes in Juncker’s commission

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Romania and Estonia wrote to Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne expressing their desire to continue to be represented in Brussels, and thus change their Commissioners.

Estonia’s Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Romania’s European Commissioner Corina Cretu stepped down after being elected to the European Parliament. Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dancila wrote that following the resignation Cretu that Romania wanted an interim member on the European Commission for the remainder of the current Commission mandate.

MEP Ioan Mircea Pascu‘s name has been floated by Dancila as her choice to serve as Romania’s interim representative.

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas put forward Kadri Simson as Tallinn’s choice to fill Ansip’s position and urged the Finnish rotating presidency of the Council of the EU to “launch the necessary procedures for her nomination at the earliest opportunity”.

via New Europe 

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