Borisov: Kuneva Won't Be New Bulgaria EU Commissioner
The winner of the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov stated that current Bulgarian EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will be a member of the European Parliament, not a commissioner.
Borisov, who won Sunday's elections by a landslide and is expected to be the country's next prime minister, made it clear that he has no intention of proposing Kuneva as the Bulgarian candidate for a position in the next college of commissioners.
" Kuneva has chosen her post and that's a member of the European Parliament," said Borisov, cited by Bulgarian daily newspaper Dnevnik.
Meglena Kuneva, who is widely seen as a successful commissioner, led her party's NMSP list into the European elections.
Speaking at a public event last week in Brussels, Kuneva was asked if she would take up the MEP job or be her country's candidate for another term as commissioner. She answered that she would "remain a European politician".
Borisov is widely expected to nominate Rumiana Jeleva as Bulgaria's commissioner. A sociologist by training and a specialist in regional development, Jeleva has until now been an MEP, elected from Borisov's EPP-affiliated centre-right GERB party.
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