|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Belgium's Didier Reynders as European Commissioner for Justice, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.
Didier Reynders is a former foreign affairs and finance minister in Belgium and gathered experience on a number of policy areas. Mr Reynders was picked by the national government in late August 2019 and was formally announced on 9 September 2019 by the President of the European Commission. His portfolio was known on the following day, set to take on the role as the European Commissioner for Justice. After the announcement, he was subject of a corruption investigation, which was later dropped by authorities.
The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Reynders on 2 October in order to assess his capabilities to lead the portfolio, which includes matter relating to the rule of law. Media sources later reported that he had been approved as a suitable candidate.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Belgium|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|