Dombrovskis to put down his mandate as European Commission’s Vice President

  • 2019-05-27
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA – European Commission’s Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis (New Unity) has been elected to the European Parliament and has decided to put down his Vice President’s mandate, Dombrovskis said in an interview with the Latvian public radio today.

He said that it would be a logical step after the elections, because he hopes to be nominated for the position of a commissioner in the new European Commission.

Even though he refused to comment on his chances to be nominated again, Dombrovskis said that he plans to work on the issues related with the EU budget, funds and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

As reported, the New Unity received the biggest number of votes at the European Parliament elections – 26.24 percent, according to preliminary results published by the Central Election Commission. Further down the list is Harmony with 17.45 percent support, the National Alliance with 16.4 percent, For Development/For with 12.42 percent, and Latvia’s Russian Union with 6.24 percent.

Latvia’s representatives elected to the European Parliament could be Valdis Dombrovskis and Sandra Kalniete from the New Unity, Nils Usakovs (Harmony), Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga/Harmony), Roberts Zile and Dace Melbarde from the National Alliance, Ivars Ijabs (For Development) and Tatjana Zdanoka (Latvia’s Russian Union).