Reuters Adds Weight to Ansip Nomination For EU Vice-Presidency ({{commentsTotal}})

Andrus Ansip
Andrus Ansip Source: Photo: ERR
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Former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will be named as one of the six European Commission vice-presidents, said news agency Reuters.

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is set to unveil his cabinet today at around 13:00 Estonian time, with Reuters saying Germany, UK, France and Belgium are in line for high-level postings.

Previous speculation also penciled Ansip in as a vice-president, responsible for digital development. Finland's former prime minister, Jyrki Katainen, has also been named as a possible vice-president candidate.

Reuters said Germany will get trade, France finance, and the Belgian commissioner will be in charge of competition. The UK will oversee energy and climate change issues.