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Slovakia’s European Commissioner talks about future portfolio

The portfolio that Slovakia will hold in the next EU Commission should reflect the headway that Slovakia has attained over the past five years, Slovakia's current EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, who is in charge of education, training, culture and youth, said following his meeting with Prime Minister Robert Fico on November 23, as reported by the TASR newswire.

The portfolio that Slovakia will hold in the next EU Commission should reflect the headway that Slovakia has attained over the past five years, Slovakia's current EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, who is in charge of education, training, culture and youth, said following his meeting with Prime Minister Robert Fico on November 23, as reported by the TASR newswire.

“I believe that this will be the case after a decision is made,” said Šefčovič, who will be Slovakia's representative in the next commission, too.

However, Šefčovič was reticent to say which post Slovakia aims to occupy, apart from the country’s well-known interest in the energy portfolio.

“The priorities have been made clear at several meetings. The European Commission President (Jose Manuel Barosso) is well-aware of them, and it’s up to him to decide how he’ll distribute the portfolios among member countries,” he told TASR, adding that Barosso should make his decision within a week or two.

In reference to talks that Barosso holds with candidates for Commissioners on an interview basis, Šefčovič noted that the commission chief “wants to get to know you better, he wants to know your personal history, your character, and for which area you would be most appropriate or efficient as a member of the European Commission in its future team.” TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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