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Thu, 02 Oct, 2014 12:00:50 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Oct 2
European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. Photo AFP- Lehtikuva.
Former prime minister and European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen is at the tail end in terms of EC vice presidents’ pecking order, according to a document obtained by the Financial Times.
According to the document, Dutch Frans Timmermans is the vice president placed next to EC President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Katainen is placed fifth on the list that comprise seven EC vice presidents.
The former premier’s office however termed the document only a draft and said the hierarchy was mainly based on alphabetical and chronically order.
Timmermans is second on the list, because he acts as Juncker’s right-hand man.
Next on the list is Kristalina Georgieva, who is responsible for budget and human resource.
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