PARIS, Sept 1 Former French finance minister
Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the
European Commission's top economic and monetary role, according
to a French diplomatic source.
Proposed in July as France's representative in the next
commission which takes office in November, Moscovici is a keen
admirer of Keynesian economics who has said he wants the job and
who believes it is crucial for Europe to refocus on growth and
jobs via higher investments.
However, Germany has voiced reservations about France's
interest in the powerful economic and monetary affairs role.
Moscovici was President Francois Hollande's campaign manager
in the 2012 presidential election before becoming finance
minister. He was replaced in an April government reshuffle.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Andrew Callus;
Editing by Nick Vinocur)