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 EurActiv.com.
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
He runs the EuroScientist blog Balkan Science Beat.
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