July 18, 2019 / 11:48 AM / a month ago

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

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 Thursday.

“Prime Minister (Kyriakos Mitsotakis) will soon inform the new EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on his decision,” the statement said. (The story corrects date in lead to Thursday from Friday)

Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas and George Georgiopoulos

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