British PM Cameron nominates diplomat Julian King as new EU Commissioner

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 08, 2016 6:37 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has nominated its current ambassador to France, Julian King, to become the country's new representative at the European Commission, replacing Jonathan Hill who resigned last month after Britons voted to leave the bloc.

"Sir Julian King is an experienced diplomat, he's got particular expertise in European affairs and the prime minister thinks he will make a strong addition to the commission," Prime Minister David Cameron's spokeswoman told reporters on Friday.

(Reporting by William James; editing by Michael Holden)