Christian Dems have made a deal with the Socialists in the European Parliament to take over the Energy Committee, according to Polish Radio. The only and most likely candidate from the European People’s Party for the role of committee chair is Polish politician, Jerzy Buzek.
Next week, Strasbourg will hold a plenary session to announce the official decision.
Buzek has also been rumored to be a candidate for the role of European Commissioner for Energy, but this appointment would mean he forgoes this candidature. Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski, was foreseen as a possible appointee for the role of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.