Barroso supports Bulgarian Commissioner-designate Rumiana Jeleva.

By bne IntelliNews January 18, 2010
President of the EU Commission Jose Manuel Barroso declared in a statement that he would support the Bulgarian Commissioner-designate Rumiana Jeleva after her controversial hearing at the EP. He said that Jeleva has the necessary general competence, international experience, and shows the necessary commitment to exercise her functions in a letter addressed to EP president Jerzy Buzek. With respect to possible conflicts of interest arising from Jelevas participation in private company Global Consult registered in Bulgaria , Barroso stated that the EC relies on the statements of the candidates as there is no specific procedure in the EU legislation to verify these statements. Barroso informed that Jeleva has confirmed again in a letter signed on 14 January, that her statements are fully accurate and complete and she had also produced documents showing that when she made her declaration of interest as commissioner-designate she no longer held any shares in a company that used to belong to her, the letter says. Rumiana Jeleva answered on January 12 questions of MEPs in the Development Committee concerning issues relevant to the proposed portfolio of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, as well as questions concerning her private financial interests. Some of the deputies found the answers unsatisfactory and insisted on more details thus questioning her professional skills and whether the declaration of interest, deposited with the Commission, was in conformity with the commissioners code of conduct. Meanwhile, the socialist BSP, the countrys largest opposition party, asked the resignation of Jeleva as foreign minister due to incompetence. The official statement of the Development Commission about Jeleva is expected on Tuesday (Jan 19) after it receives the official statement of EPs legal service which should respond whether Jeleva was in conflict of interest during her term as a member of the EP until April 2009.

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