EU's Juncker 'ready' to consider new British commissioner despite Brexit

Brussels (AFP) - EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is ready to consider appointing a new British commissioner after financial services chief Jonathan Hill resigned over Britain's decision to leave the bloc, a statement said Saturday.

Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU commissioner for the euro currency, will take over Hill's portfolio, Juncker said in a statement after Hill announced that he would step down from his post.

"President Juncker stands ready to discuss swiftly with the British Prime Minister potential names for a Commissioner of UK nationality as well as the allocation of a possible portfolio," a Commission statement said