Mariya Gabriel responsible for Digital Economy and Society
19 May, 2017
President Jean-Claude-Juncker interviewed on 16 May Mariya Gabriel, the candidate proposed by the Bulgarian Government as Commissioner, EC press service reported. On this basis, President Juncker confirmed the competencies of Mariya Gabriel required under Article 17(3) of the Treaty on EU to become candidate for Commissioner and announced his intention to allocate the Digital Economy and Society portfolio to her. Procedurally, the new Commissioner of Bulgarian nationality is appointed by the Council of the EU by common accord with the President of the Commission after consultation of the EP.