Observing the gender parity in the new European Commission seems to be a failed goal for the EC President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen after the rejection of the French and Romanian candidates, Sylvie Goulard and Rovana Plumb, as European Commissioners, as they might be replaced by men, according to Spiegel.
The German newspaper writes that Liberal MEP Siegfried Muresan is favorite in Bucharest to take over the Transport Commissioner position.
Muresan’s nomination is not official yet, as Romania has not yet the new Cabinet in place after the Social Democrat Government had been toppled down in early October, Spiegel further reads, adding that provided Ludovic Orban is voted as the new Romanian PM by the Parliament in Bucharest, then Siegfried Muresan will be Romania’s new proposal for the EC Commissioner seat.
By nominating Muresan, Romania would be the second EU country to replace a female candidate by a man. France has already made a new proposal, the former secretary of the Treasury, Thierry Breton, as commissioner for Internal Market after Sylvie Goulard had been rejected by the European Parliament over integrity issues.