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Ex-Juncker Aide Ciolos Sets Technocratic Cabinet for Romania

  • EU Commission economist Dragu proposed as finance minister
  • CRH's Romania head Borc named to economy minister's post
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Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos proposed Romania’s first technocratic government, recruiting candidates from Brussels and Bucharest to steer the economy and contain citizens’ anger over corruption before elections next year.

Ciolos, 46, a former European commissioner for agriculture and adviser to President Jean-Claude Juncker, nominated Anca Dragu, a European Commission economist, as finance minister and Costin Grigore Borc, head of CRH Plc’s Romanian unit, as economy minister and deputy premier. Cristina Guseth, head of Freedom House Romania, was proposed as justice minister, and Victor Vlad Grigorescu as the candidate for energy minister. Parliament may vote to ratify the new cabinet on Tuesday.