Barroso stemt in met met nieuwe Bulgaarse kanidaat-commissaris Georgieva (en)

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Commissie (EC), gepubliceerd op donderdag 21 januari 2010.

MEMO/10/11

Brussels, 21 January 2010

Statement of President Barroso on the nomination of Commissioner-designate Mrs Kristalina Georgieva

Commission President, José Manuel Barroso met this evening with Mrs Kristalina Georgieva following her nomination by the Bulgarian Government.

President Barroso has given his agreement for her name to go forward as Commissioner-designate and believes she has all the professional background and European convictions to be an excellent Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. Mrs Georgieva has extensive international experience and grasp of the issues to make a real impact in this new role.

Ms Georgieva's name will now be confirmed by the Council and she will debate her future responsibilities at a hearing with the European Parliament on 3 February. President Barroso hopes that the European Parliament will be able to vote on the whole College of Commissioners on 9 February, in accordance with the timetable agreed by the European Parliament today.

Note to editors:

A copy of the Mrs Georgieva's CV can be found on the website of the Commissioners-designate at

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_designate_2009-2014/index_en.htm