July 17, 2019 / 2:26 PM / a month ago

France seeks trade, climate or other top EU job - official

PARIS, July 17 (Reuters) - France is eyeing a “strong economic portfolio” in the new European Commission such as trade or overseeing climate policy, a French official said on Wednesday.

Following her confirmation by the European Parliament, European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen will soon have to name a new college of commissioners, with each European country vying for influential jobs. (Reporting by Laurence Frost)

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