Sofia should nominate EU Commissioner by October: EP President Buzek

BULGARIA

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Rumyana Zheleva was in Brussels yesterday. There she met EPP’s leaders Wilfried Martens and Joseph Daul, as well as the President of the European Parliamen Jerzy Buzek.

Jerzy Buzek made it clear Bulgaria should be ready with its nomination for EU Commissioner in October, after the Lisbon Treaty referendum in Ireland on 2 October. Buzek added the EP would hear of the candidates in November and would move on to voting the future European Commission (EC) in December. Mminister Zheleva pointed out her visit was meant as a preparation for PM Borisov’s official arrival in Brussels on 9 and 10 September

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