Belgium keeps Juncker waiting

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Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker started interviewing candidates for commissioners on Tuesday, after all member states except Belgium presented their candidacies. Belgium is expected to do so on 4 September, though the Commission has not confirmed the date.

“He (Jean-Claude Juncker) is looking in his interviews to verify the general competence, independence and integrity of each of the candidates.” EU Spokesperson Natasha Bertaud, said.

“We cannot still confirm when this process will end as we still don’t have a candidate from Belgium”, Bertaud added.

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