FM calls on Gov’t to appoint future European Commissioner

Foreign minister Cristian Diaconescu declared on Wednesday, at Realitatea FM, that the earliest materialization of the negotiations for the designation of the future candidate of Romania for the position of commissioner would be very useful and necessary for the Romanian diplomacy. “Currently, from the point of view of the institution of the Romanian diplomacy, I have only one message: it is very useful and necessary if these negotiations materialize at the earliest, offering us the possibility to have an official mandate, at sight, to forcefully support the candidacy of Romania,” Diaconescu said.

He added that it is in the national interest to finally agree over the commissioner to be.

“From the procedural point of view, the Government will nominate the candidate and the position of commissioner for which he will apply in the EU. From our point of view, I believe now that we can count on a serious enough support for the mandate on agriculture,” Diaconescu added.

Asked if at this moment Dacian Ciolos is regarded as favorite for the post, minister Diaconescu said: “If it is assumed at governmental level, obviously there is not any problem, because finally to be assumed by the government means to be assumed at the level of the coalition.” The minister added that regardless of the person, it is necessary to choose a strong candidate. Asked when the discussions should end, Diaconescu said “yesterday.”

PSD claim Romania has 60 per cent chances to obtain the Agriculture portfolio and the nomination of Ciolos for this portfolio.

In turn, Democrat Liberal Prime Vice President Theodor Stolojan said yesterday that Romania should prepare two or three candidacies, for the European Commissioner portfolios in agriculture, regional development and transportation.

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