Navracsics to become EU commisioner

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Tibor Navracsics,  Hungary’s Foreign Minister will be Commissioner for Customs in the new European Commission, according to a draft version of the line-up for the new EU executive seen by Reuters.

Navracsics is a lawyer and former university professor, who was a leader of the ruling center-right Fidesz party's parliamentary faction under Orban's previous term.

Germany and Belgium could hold two of the most powerful posts in the next European Commission, taking on trade and antitrust regulation respectively, the agency also noted.

However, there is still a continued uncertainty ahead of a planned announcement on Wednesday of the 28 members of the new EU Commission. Several sources later said Germany's Guenther Oettinger would take not trade but the portfolio known as the Digital Agenda, which deals with media, information and telecoms.

Britain's Jonathan Hill would be in charge of energy policy, France’s Pierre Moscovici would head the economic and monetary affairs portfolio and Belgian centre-right politician Marianne Thyssen would take the high-profile competition mandate, according to the earlier draft list circulating among EU officials. 

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