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Rumiana Jeleva's strengths, weaknesses considered by MEPs

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Rumiana Jeleva's strengths, weaknesses considered by MEPs

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It has been stressful for would-be members of the new European Commission being questioned by European Parliament committees regarding their fitness for the job… Bulgaria’s nominee Rumiana Jeleva went into her hearing also expecting scrutiny about her businessman husband.

Bulgarian and German media have alleged he may have had connections with criminal organisations. She is her country’s foreign minister and is also a former MEP. She has been proposed the new Commission portfolio for International Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

The MEPs cannot formally veto an individual but they have the power to vote against the entire new Commission if their objections are not taken into account.