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Bratušek commission nomination faces backlash

The appointment of former Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek as the European Commission’s vice president for energy union has caused controversy about her eligibility and suitability for the position The appointment of former Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek as the European Commission’s vice president for energy union has caused controversy about her eligibility and suitability for the position.
By Annemarie Botzki 2 October 2014 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 13800
Bratušek with incoming President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. It is not yet clear what Bratusek’s portfolio will include. (EC)

The appointment of former Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek as the European Commission’s vice president for energy union has caused controversy about her eligibility and suitability for the position. 

Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker nominated Bratušek for the post for the commission’s 2014-2019 term in September.

It is not yet clear what her portfolio will be and whether her aims will include establishing a single purchaser of gas on behalf of all member states, as suggested Donald Tusk, Polish prime minister and incoming president of the European Council.

Bratušek’s...