EurActiv: Kristalina Georgieva To Get Taxation, Anti-Fraud Portfolio

Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 12:11|  views

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Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva will most likely get the taxation and anti-fraud portfolio in the new European Commission, according to an exclusive report of the EurActiv website

Georgieva, the current Bulgarian commissioner responsible for humanitarian aid who was a strong candidate to replace Catherine Ashton as EU chief, was poised to become budget commissioner in the president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker team. 

The site has obtained a draft organigram from September 2, prepared by Juncker's team, which lists all 27 positions within the Commission and the nominees for them. The list is still subject to change, as the names will be officially announced early next week. 

According to EurActiv, the document is full of surprises. The internal market portfolio, currently held by Michel Barnier, has disappeared; the Digital Agenda portfolio, currently held by Neelie Kroes, is replaced by a Vice President position for 'culture and internet'; there is no commissioner for enlargement; a new post of Vice President for 'Better regulation' has appeared; a new post for Vice President for Energy Union has appeared (in addition to the commissioner for energy/climate); a Vice President for Growth, Economic and Monetary Union, European Semester & Social dialogue has appeared.

According to the document, there are six Vice Presidents in the proposed Commission: Poland’s Elzbieta Bienkowska, with Budget and Financial Control as assignment, Estonia’s Andrus Ansip for Growth, EMU, European Semester and  Social Dialogue, Latvia’s Valdis Dombrovkis for Energy Union, Slovenia’s Alenka Bratusek for Digital and Innovation, the Netherlands Frans Timmermans for Better Regulation and as already decided by EU leaders, Italy’s Federica Mogherini as High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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Tags: Kristalina Georgieva, Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission, taxation, anti-fraud, Bulgaria


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