Romania new PM to name EU commissioner after consulting president

Ludovic Orban, Romania's new prime minister, would not be drawn on the name of his nominee.

    Romanian PM Ludovic Orban is the president of the National Liberal Party [Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/Reuters]
    Romanian PM Ludovic Orban is the president of the National Liberal Party [Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/Reuters]

    Romania's new Prime Minister Ludovic Orban will propose an European Commissioner to Brussels only after consultations with President Klaus Iohannis, but this nomination will come "as soon as possible".

    "We will take this decision as soon as possible, after talking with the president.

    "It (the proposal) will be the best one for Romania," Orban told reporters after winning a vote of confidence in Parliament.

    Orban would not elaborate on the commissioner's name.

    SOURCE: Reuters news agency