Appointment of Dubravka Šuica as Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Croatia's Dubravka Suica as Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Dubravka Šuica is a former member of the European Parliament and a former mayor of Dubrovnik. Ms Šuica was formally announced on 9 September 2019 by the President of the European Commission. Her portfolio was known on the following day, set to take on the role as Commission's Vice President for Democracy and Demography. She was given the role to lead the European Commission's Conference on the Future of Europe programme.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Ms Šuica on 3 October, in order to assess her capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that she had been approved as a suitable candidate.

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Wikipedia: Dubravka Šuica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubravka_%C5%A0uica
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Dubravka Šuica – Vice-President: Democracy and Demography https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)640176

News
Western European Balkans, 07/09/2019: Croatia’s Dubravka Šuica to be nominated for the next Enlargement Commissioner? https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2019/09/07/croatias-dubravka-suica-to-be-nominated-for-the-next-enlargement-commissioner/
Total Croatia News, 04/10/2019: EC Vice President-Designate Dubravka Šuica Passes Hearing Before EP https://www.total-croatia-news.com/politics/38804-dubravka-suica
EUObserver, 04/10/2019: German MEP challenges Suica on conflict of interest https://euobserver.com/political/146166

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European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Dubravka Šuica https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/president-elect-von-der-leyens-mission-letter-dubravka-suica_en
European Parliament: Dubravka Šuica’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62435/20190927RES62435.pdf
European Parliament: Hearing of Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President-designate, Democracy and Demography https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/hearings2019/commission-hearings-2019/20190910STO60714/dubravka-suica-croatia
European Parliament: Press Release, 03/10/2019: Hearing of Vice President-designate Dubravka Šuica https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62258/

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