Report: Ansip in Line for EC Vice-Presidency, Growth and Social Dialogue Position

Andrus Ansip (Postimees/Scanpix)
9/4/2014 2:12 PM
Category: Politics

According to EurActiv, a network of news agencies, Estonia's European Council commissioner candidate Andrus Ansip will be named one of the six vice-presidents and the commissioner for growth, EMU (European Monetary Union), the European Semester and Social Dialogue.

The report is a draft and president-elect Jean Claude Juncker is still interviewing candidates.

Ansip's day-to-day assignments would be the monetary union, the European Semester, which is the first phase of EU's annual cycle of economic policy guidance and surveillance, meaning Ansip will check the fiscal policy and structure of every member state every year, making recommendations, and Social Dialogue.

Hannes Rumm, the head of the European Commission's representation in Estonia, said the EurActiv report should not be taken seriously.

Ansip himself said he has discussed the topic with Juncker, but the above mentioned areas of responsibility were not on the table, Postimees daily reported.

The daily said Ansip has been offered a vice-president role with responsibility for digital matters.


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