Appointment of Elisa Ferreira as European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Portugal's Elisa Ferreira as European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Elisa Ferreira is a former minister, vice-governor of the Bank of Portugal, and member of the European Parliament. Ms Ferreira was announced in August 2019 as the country's candidate for the College of Commissioners. Ms Ferreira 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 the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Ms Ferreira on 2 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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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: Elisa Ferreira https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisa_Ferreira
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Elisa Ferreira - Cohesion and Reforms https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)642195

News
Politico, 27/08/2019: Portugal chooses Elisa Ferreira as European Commission candidate https://www.politico.eu/article/portugal-choses-elisa-ferreira-as-european-commission-candidate/
Bloomberg, 27/08/2019: Portugal Picks Central Bank’s Ferreira for EU Commission Post https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-27/portugal-picks-central-bank-s-ferreira-for-eu-commission-post
Reuters, 27/08/2019: Portugal nominates central bank's Ferreira for EU commission https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL5N25N35P

Official
European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Elisa Ferreira https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/elisa-ferreiras-mission-letter_en
European Parliament: Elisa Ferreira’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62427/20190927RES62427.pdf
European Parliament: Public Hearing of Commissioner-designate Elisa Ferreira, 2 October 2019 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/hearings2019/commission-hearings-2019/20190910STO60731/
European Parliament: Press Release, 02/10/2019: Hearing of Commissioner-designate Elisa Ferreira https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62244/
PES: News, 02/10/2019: No region, no person left behind with Elisa Ferreira https://www.pes.eu/en/news-events/news/detail/No-region-no-person-left-behind-with-Elisa-Ferreira/

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