In an interview with the SITA newswire on January 21, designated Slovak EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič said the priority in his new post will be bringing the Lisbon Treaty into real life. Another is building more intensive communication with national parliaments. Moreover, he wants to “continue in the process of formation of a European service for external activities and creation of a register of lobbyists”.
Šefčovič expects to take up his post on February 9 when the European Parliament is to decide on the composition of the new European Commission. He will be one of seven vice-presidents of the European Commission and will be responsible for inter-institutional relations and administration. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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22. Jan 2010 at 10:00