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Slovak Commissioner Ján Figeľ resigns from his EU post

Slovakia's EU Commissioner Ján Figeľ, responsible for education, culture and professional training, submitted his resignation on September 21 to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the TASR newswire was told by Figeľ.

Slovakia's EU Commissioner Ján Figeľ, responsible for education, culture and professional training, submitted his resignation on September 21 to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the TASR newswire was told by Figeľ.

Figeľ, who became the Slovak Christian Democrats (KDH) party leader (replacing Pavol Hrušovský) last Saturday, told Barosso that he would like to take up his new post in Slovakia on October 1.

The EU Commission President is expected to convey this information to the European Council and the European Parliament (EP) and to call on the Slovak Government to nominate a candidate for the vacated post. The new Commissioner would be responsible for Figel's portfolio until the end of the current mandate.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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