Dombrovskis nominated to continue as Latvia's EU Commissioner

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Latvia's cabinet on June 11 approved the nomination of Valdis Dombrovskis to be Latvia's European Union Commissioner for the next legislative term.

On Monday coalition parties agreed in principle to retain Dombrovskis as Latvia's voice on the Commission and confirmed their faith in him Tuesday when ministers approved a document declaring "Valdis Dombrovskis, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia and current Vice-President of the European Commission, is nominated to the position of EC Member."

His current term in office is set to end on October 31 this year. Commissioners are appointed for five years. For the last five years he has been Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue, and also took over the brief for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union in 2016 after a British commissioner resigned in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Former prime minister Dombrovskis took to social media to say he would do his utmost to live up to the trust placed in him.



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