Slovenian to head European Commission’s digital and innovation portfolio?

Slovenia’s Alenka Bratusek may become one of the six key commissioners in president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker’s team, heading the new portfolio on digital and innovation issues, according to an article in

Bratusek was the first female prime minister in Slovenia (2013-2014) and holds a masters in social sciences from the University of Ljubljana.

The new team would also include Latvia’s Valdis Dombrovkis for the Energy Union portofolio.

Research and innovation may go to Spain’s Miguel Arias Cañete, according to the article which was based on a draft document seen by the publication.

*Update, on 11/09/2014

Alenka Bratusek was selected to be vice-president overseeing development of an energy union

Neven Mimica from Croatia got International Cooperation & Development

Maroš Šefčovič from Slovakia got Transport & Space

Tibor Navracsics from Hungary got Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship

And Research, Science and Innovation went to Carlos Moedas, from Portugal

Mićo Tatalović

Science journalist at New Scientist
Mićo Tatalović is environment and life science news editor at New Scientist magazine. He is also the chair of the board of the Association of British Science Writers and is actively involved in promoting science journalism in South-East Europe.
He runs the EuroScientist blog Balkan Science Beat.
Mićo Tatalović

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