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European Commission – Get to Know the Ursula von der Leyen (VDL) Commission and Priorities

After a lengthy procedure and a few unexpected changes within the commissioners list from below (i.e. rejection of the French, Romanian and Hungarian nominees) which led to a delay of the prompt start of the new commission mandate, the new Ursula von der Leyen (VDL) Commission officially took office on December 1, 2019, without a UK Commissioner.

Commissioner-designate Portfolio Member State

Ursula von der Leyen (Germany)

European Commission President Elect

Executive Vice-Presidents (holding a double function: Vice-President responsible for core topics of the VDL agenda and Commissioners)
Frans Timmermans European Green Deal (+Commissioner for Climate Action) Netherlands
Margrethe Vestager A Europe fit for the Digital Age (+Commissioner for Competition) Denmark
Valdis Dombrovskis An Economy that Works for Europe (+Commissioner for Financial Services) Latvia
Josep Borrell High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (+Vice President for Stronger Europe in the World) Spain
Maroš Šefčovič Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Slovakia
Věra Jourová Values and Transparency Czech Republic
Dubravka Šuica Democracy and Demography Croatia
Margaritis Schinas Protecting our European Way of Life Greece
Johannes Hahn Budget and Administration Austria
Phil Hogan Trade Ireland
Mariya Gabriel Innovation and Youth Bulgaria
Nicolas Schmit Jobs Luxemburg
Paolo Gentiloni Economy Italy
Janusz Wojciechowski Agriculture Poland
Elisa Ferreira Cohesion and Reforms Portugal
László Trócsányi Neighborhood and Enlargement Hungary
Stella Kyriakides Health Cyprus
Didier Reynders Justice Belgium
Rovana Plumb Transport Romania
Helena Dalli Equality Malta
Sylvie Goulard Internal Market France
Ylva Johansson Home Affairs Sweden
Janez Lenarčič Crisis Management Slovenia
Jutta Urpilainen International Partnerships Finland
Kadri Simson Energy Estonia
Virginijus Sinkevičius Environment and Oceans Lithuania

To outline the change of leadership in the European Commission, portfolio attribution per country and Commissioner, as well as the main EU policy priorities for the coming five-year mandate of the VDL Commission, we have prepared this publication.

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