FT: Kristalina Georgieva 'Among Most Effective Commissioners'
Kristalina Georgieva has been nominated to become EU foreign policy chief "in an attempt to break the deadlock" over who will take the post, the Financial Times wrote Wednesday.
The outgoing Bulgarian Commissioner's candidacy was announced by the interim Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki, the influential newspaper's website explains, hours after the new caretaker government took over from the previous cabinet.
The Financial Times attributes the uncertainty of her candidacy over the past weeks to "political infighting in Bulgaria", as the formerly ruling socialist party "wanted to block her".
Her nomination became possible after the government resigned, FT explains.
EU leaders failed to pick a successor to the current High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, in mid-July.
Federica Mogherini, previously described as likely to get the job.
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslav Sikorski, another nominee, saw his reputation tarnished by a bugging scandal in which he rebuked the importance of US-EU relations.
Though Georgieva's candidacy is "gaining momentum" in Brussels and she is "frequently tipped by diplomats as a favorite" for the post, other names such as that of Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans are also being considered, according to the report.
FT underlines that Georgieva is "one of the most effective members of Jose Manuel Barroso's European Commission".
Alongside other media outlets, it earlier described her as a consensus candidate.
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Thank you Seedy - it is unusual for you to support the BSP, but in the case of Kristian Vigenin it is clear that he is standout candidate for Bulgaria & far better than that fascist GERB bitch. Vigenin is widely respected worldwide - just consider, there has been NO other Bulgarian EVER elected as substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), as Vigenin was when he was an MEP.
This is propaganda typical of decadent capitalists Murdoch and Soros - the nomination of Georgieva is ridiculous and embarrassing for Bulgaria, especially when you compare her to the much more able and more qualified Kristian Vigenin who is trusted and respected the world over, not just in EU.