Gonzi tight lipped on Dalli nomination
Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi this morning was tight lipped on whether Social Policy Minister John Dalli is to be nominated to serve as European Commissioner.
Mr Dalli is widely expected to take up the position. He had a meeting with EU Commission President Jose' Manuel Barroso earlier this week, when his possible portfolio was reportedly discussed.
Dr Gonzi, who inaugurated the new Malta office of Mazars accountancy firm in Attard, said an announcement would be made at the appropriate time. He later today leaves for Brussels where EU leaders will discuss the appointment of the first EU president in terms of the Lisbon Treaty.
When contacted, Mr Dalli said he had no plans to make any announcement today.