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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Wikipedia: Elisa Ferreira
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Elisa Ferreira - Cohesion and Reforms

Politico, 27/08/2019: Portugal chooses Elisa Ferreira as European Commission candidate
Bloomberg, 27/08/2019: Portugal Picks Central Bank’s Ferreira for EU Commission Post
Reuters, 27/08/2019: Portugal nominates central bank's Ferreira for EU commission

European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Elisa Ferreira
European Parliament: Elisa Ferreira’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire
European Parliament: Public Hearing of Commissioner-designate Elisa Ferreira, 2 October 2019
European Parliament: Press Release, 02/10/2019: Hearing of Commissioner-designate Elisa Ferreira
PES: News, 02/10/2019: No region, no person left behind with Elisa Ferreira

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