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Sir Julian King nominated as EU Commissioner

Britain's ambassador to France, Sir Julian King (SPC 1982), has been nominated to be the UK's next and potentially last European Commissioner.

Sir Julian, who read Philosophy and Theology at St Peter's, was nominated by David Cameron to replace Jonathan Hill, the former financial services commissioner who resigned after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on 23 June. 

The nomination was recently accepted by European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, although the appointment will be reviewed by the European Parliament, and must still be confirmed by the Council of EU members.

Before his appointment to Paris, Sir Julian was previously Director-General Economic & Consular at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and before that Director General of the Northern Ireland Office (2011 to 2014). He was Ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2011.

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Sir Julian King nominated as EU Commissioner