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Greece picks Commisssion chief spokesman as its EU Commissioner

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Greece picks Commisssion chief spokesman as its EU Commissioner
FILE PHOTO: European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas attends a press conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman   -   Copyright  YVES HERMAN(Reuters)
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece nominated the EU Commission’s chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas as its next commissioner, the prime minister’s office said in a statement on Friday.

“Prime Minister (Kyriakos Mitsotakis) will soon inform the new EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on his decision,” the statement said.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas and George Georgiopoulos)

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