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.
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|
|Mariya Gabriel||Innovation and Youth||Bulgaria|
|Elisa Ferreira||Cohesion and Reforms||Portugal|
|László Trócsányi||Neighborhood and Enlargement||Hungary|
|Sylvie Goulard||Internal Market||France|
|Ylva Johansson||Home Affairs||Sweden|
|Janez Lenarčič||Crisis Management||Slovenia|
|Jutta Urpilainen||International Partnerships||Finland|
|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.
Please contact our European Public Policy Team if you have any question.