Croatian MEP Dubravka Šuica has been named candidate for a seat on the European Commission (Photo: HRT) Croatian MEP Dubravka Šuica has been named candidate for a seat on the European Commission (Photo: HRT)

Prime Minister Plenković said that Croatia’s seat on the commission would be announced in two to three weeks.

"In these talks, we know what our ambitions are and I am sure that when the time comes, in two and a half, three weeks, the Croatian public will be very pleased. I am very pleased already," Plenkovic told reporters after the meeting of the HDZ’s leadership.

The Prime Minister has put forward HDZ MEP Dubravka Šuica as Croatia’s commissioner, pending vetting and approval by the European Parliament.

“With my long-time political experience and CV, as well as the fact that I've served three terms, I'm not afraid of the job. I hope I will do it well. This is first and foremost a political position, and a professional one second," Šuica said when asked if she was up to the challenge.

Šuica also declined to give more detail about the position she was in the running for.

“There are many issues I am interested in and that I have worked on before that I could continue to work on,” she said.

If Šuica is approved by the European Parliament her MEP seat will go to the HDZ’s Sunčana Glavak, currently an MP and the former spokesperson for the Plenković government.