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President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission

    Three Executive Vice-Presidents will have a double function. They will be both Vice-President responsible for one of three core topics of the President-elect's agenda and Commissioners.

    Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans (Netherlands) will coordinate the work on the European Green Deal. He will also manage climate action policy, supported by the Directorate-General for Climate Action.

    Executive Vice-PresidentMargrethe Vestager (Denmark) will coordinate our whole agenda on a Europe fit for the digital age and be the Commissioner for Competition, supported by the Directorate-General for Competition.

    Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis (Latvia) will coordinate the work on an Economy that Works for People and be the Commissioner for financial services, supported by the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.


EU member states accept Von der Leyen's gender-balanced list of commissioners

by Oui on Tue Sep 10th, 2019 at 12:03:43 PM EST
I've been following that story through de basement of press intrigue for two weeks. Set up a spread sheet, because the candidates and "portfolio" guesses changed, like, every 48 hours. Also, I almost got trapped in the labyrinth of "traditional" Comish-agency service dependencies, which might well change before 1 Nov. ahem ...

EIB begins metamorphosis into climate bank

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Sep 10th, 2019 at 02:09:24 PM EST
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I'm quite optimistic the EU has shut the book on the likes of Juncker and Barosso ... mentioned the US as close ally ... clearly not on indicated policy proposals but in name of defense policy only. I listened to a part where the EU will focus on military plans, procurement of EU made arms, research, cyber security and aerospace.

On Green Policy - Frans Timmermans as commissioner - it will be supported by both France and Germany. Not sure the CSU part is on board, but that's Merkel's hobble to solve.

Von der Leyen also mentioned - words only ? - policy for social cohesion, young people left behind in a technocratic world of indifference. A big task ...

Watching that man with the finger on twitter messaging to learn Europe's fate after Brexit.

Bring an optimist has been my problem for six decades. 😄

by Oui on Tue Sep 10th, 2019 at 02:57:40 PM EST
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AT   Hahn EPP    
BE   Reynders Renew    
HR   Šuica EPP    
CY   Kyriakides EPP    
CZ   Jourová Renew TRADE LIBE
DK   Vestager Renew SR VP INDUST
EE   Simaon Renew ECON TRANSP
FI   Urpilainen S&D ECON  
FR   Goulard Renew INT-MKT DEF
DE   von der Leyen EPP PRES  
GR   Schinas EPP    
HU   Trócsányi EPP*    
IT   Gentiloni PD/S&D ECON AGRI
LV   Dombrovskis EPP VP EURO
LT   Sinkevičius GR/EFA    
LU   Schmit S&D    
MT   Dalli S&D ENV  
NL   Timmermans S&D SR VP LIBE
PL   Wojciechowski PiS/ECR AGRI  
PT   Ferreira S&D SRI  
RO   Nica, Plumb, or Mănescu S&D TRANSP  
SK   Šefčovič S&D VP ENRG
SI   Lenarčič Renew* TRANSP ENLRG
ES   Borrell S&D H-REP  
SE   Johansson S&D TRADE  
UK   2019-2024 candidates withdrawn (08.22.19) 
    Janez Lenarčič Sec. General

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 10th, 2019 at 05:29:17 PM EST
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