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Latvia nominates ex-PM Dombrovskis to European Commission again

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Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis

The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers decided on Tuesday to nominate former Latvian Prime Minister and current Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis to continue as the representative of Latvia in the institution.

In a government sitting on Tuesday, June 11, ministers supported the draft order stipulating the nomination of Dombrovskis from the New Unity party alliance.

The candidate, who is the current European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, said to reporters on Tuesday that he would like to continue working with financial and economic affairs in the executive body of the European Union.

The term of the current composition of the European Commission ends on October 31, but Dombrovskis has also been elected as the member of the European Parliament, which is to convene in July.

Dombrovskis said to journalists that he has not yet made the decision on continuing the duties of a European Commissioner until the end of the term of the administration of Jean Claude-Juncker.

«This issue is on the agenda, but currently, there is no final decision, as there is no rush. I will evaluate this for a week or two and make the final decision,» Dombrovskis said to journalists on Tuesday.

Dombrovskis is a former Latvian Bank economist, a former Finance Minister and a Prime Minister in the tough economic crisis years from 2009 to 2010. In May 2019, he was elected to represent Latvia in the European Parliament.


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