Juncker reaches target of 9 women for EU Commission

by Reuters
Thursday, 4 September 2014 14:25 GMT

BRUSSELS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Romania's nomination of centre-left politician Corina Cretu to take her country's seat on the EU's executive arm on Thursday brought to nine the number of women on the new panel, satisfying a key demand of the European Parliament.

Confirming Bucharest's choice of Cretu, who is a member of the EU legislature, a spokeswoman for Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he "now has nine female candidates".

That would equal the number of women on the outgoing 28-member Commission - a figure that the European Parliament had set as a rough minimum if Juncker wanted to have his team confirmed by lawmakers before it takes office on Nov. 1. (Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; editing by Andrew Roche)

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