Bratušek Withdraws, Prompting Scramble for New Nominee

Brussels/Ljubljana, 9 October - A day after being overwhelmingly rejected by two committees in the European Parliament, former Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek withdrew her bid to become a vice-president of the EU Commission on Thursday, prompting a scramble to put forward a new nominee.

Brussels, Belgium
European commissioner candidate Alenka Bratušek is rejected by the European Parliament's industry and environment committees (ITRE and ENVI).
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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