Prime Minister Andrej Plenković Ursula von der Leyen during a meet in Zagreb in 2017 (Photo: Petar Glebov/PIXSELL) Prime Minister Andrej Plenković Ursula von der Leyen during a meet in Zagreb in 2017 (Photo: Petar Glebov/PIXSELL)

With a major cabinet reshuffle in the works, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković also has another major task at hand, and that is the naming of Croatia's candidate(s) for European Commissioner. According to media reports the new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has called on member states to over the next couple of days submit one male and one female candidate to fill the role of commissioner.

Croatia’s Neven Mimica (SDP) has served out his five year mandate as European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development. According to an unnamed source within Plenković's HDZ, three possible candidates are Finance Minister Zdravko Marić, Interior Minister Davor Božinović and HDZ MEP Dubravka Šuica.

It still remains to be seen which commissioner's function will be handed to Croatia by the new commission president.

Source: HRT