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Looking a bit further, when Mariya Gabriel became the commissioner from Bulgaria in 2017 I find nothing about a short-list. I find a hearing in the EP and an appointment from the Council after consultations with the EC President.

A power grab it is.

by fjallstrom on Tue Sep 1st, 2020 at 11:04:24 AM EST
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