Appointment of Janez Lenarčič as European Commissioner for Crisis Management

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Slovenia's Janez Lenarčič as European Commissioner for Crisis Management, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Janez Lenarcic is a former civil servant and a career diplomat, holding the role as Slovenian ambassador to the European Union (EU) before being selected by the government as the country's candidate for the College of Commissioners in July 2019. While he was not affiliated with any political party, media sources reported his approximation to the liberal Renew Europe group. Mr Lenarčič 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 Crisis Management.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Lenarčič on 2 October, in order to assess his capabilities to lead the portfolio. Mr Lenarčič was eventually endorsed by the European Parliament as a suitable candidate for the position.

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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: Janez Lenarčič https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janez_Lenar%C4%8Di%C4%8D
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Janez Lenarčič - Crisis Management https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)642203

News
Total Slovenia News, 17/07/2019: Janez Lenarčič Proposed as Slovenia's EU Commissioner https://www.total-slovenia-news.com/politics/4120-janez-lenarcic-proposed-as-slovenia-s-eu-commissioner
Politico, 18/07/2019: Bulc out as Slovenia nominates ambassador to be next commissioner https://www.politico.eu/article/janez-lenarcic-violeta-bulc-out-as-slovenia-nominates-ambassador-to-be-next-commissioner/
RTVSLO News, 03/10/2019: Janez Lenarčič goes through hearing at the European Parliament https://www.rtvslo.si/radiosi/news/janez-lenarcic-goes-through-hearing-at-the-european-parliament/501179

Official
European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Janez Lenarčič https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/janez-lenarcics-mission-letter_en
European Parliament: Janez Lenarčič’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62440/20190927RES62440.pdf
European Parliament: Hearing of Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner-designate for Crisis Management, 2 October 2019 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/hearings2019/commission-hearings-2019/20190910STO60744/
European Parliament: Press Release, 02/10/2019: Hearing with Commissioner-designate Janez Lenarčič https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62245/
Slovenian Governmnet: News, 04/10/2019: Competent appearance by Janez Lenarčič in front of members of EP https://www.gov.si/en/news/2019-10-04-competent-appearance-by-janez-lenarcic-in-front-of-members-of-ep/
Renew Europe: 09/10/2019: Renew Europe backs Lenarčič https://www.aldeparty.eu/news/renew-europe-backs-lenarcic

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