PM Mikuláš Dzurinda said that his cabinet would pick the country's candidate for the post of commissioner to the European Commission in January next year, the Slovak daily SME wrote on December 4.
So far, Slovakia has two possible candidates - former Slovak negotiator with the EU Ján Figeľ, a member of the ruling Christian Democrats, and a former manager at Coca-Cola Slovakia, Ivan Štefanec.
After a meeting with the head of the European Commission (EC), Romano Prodi, on December 3, Dzurinda said that he expected the Slovak commissioner to serve his term for longer than six months, when the current commissioners end their terms.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
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4. Dec 2003 at 9:56