WORLD Latvia delegates European Commission Vice President Dombrovskis for new EU job again

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Latvia delegates European Commission Vice President Dombrovskis for new EU job again

Xinhua

21:10, June 11, 2019

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File photo of Valdis Dombrovskis. (Photo: VCG)

RIGA, June 11 (Xinhua) -- The Latvian government on Tuesday officially approved Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Commission's Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, as a candidate for a new European Commission job, local media reported.

Dombrovskis, who on May 25 was elected to the European Parliament, has yet to decide whether to quit the European Commission and become an MEP or to stay on as a member of the outgoing European Commission. He is expected to make up his mind on that matter in the next couple of weeks. 

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, whom the European People's Party (EPP) has appointed a negotiator in talks over filling the European Union's leadership jobs, informed that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker wants Dombrovskis to carry on with his current job at the European Commission.

Dombrovskis said earlier that if he is appointed to work on the European Commission again, he would prefer to deal with economic and financial matters, particularly the EU Single Market. 

The government coalition agreed to nominate Dombrovskis as Latvia's candidate for an EU commissioner job after his center-right New Unity party emerged as the winner in this year's European Parliament elections in Latvia.

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