|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of the Netherlands' Frans Timmermans as Executive Vice-President for a 'European Green Deal', in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.
Frans Timmermans is a former Dutch minister and a European Commissioner since 2014. Mr Timmermans was the socialist lead candidate for the presidency of the European Commission ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections and later widely rumoured as one of the contenders for the presidency of the European Commission. Despite his unsuccessful bid for the presidency, Mr Timmermans was give one of the Executive Vice-Presidencies as part of the agreement on the top jobs for the institutions of the European Union. His portfolio was announced on 10 September by the President of the European Commission, taking up the role of overseeing all Commissioners responsible for Green Deal issues, as well as serving as climate Commissioner.
The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Timmermans on 8 October, in order to assess his capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that he had been approved as a suitable candidate.
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|