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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Wikipedia: Janez Lenarčič
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Janez Lenarčič - Crisis Management
EPRS: Briefing, October 2019: Commitments made at the hearing of Janez LENARČIČ, Commissioner-Designate - Crisis Management

Total Slovenia News, 17/07/2019: Janez Lenarčič Proposed as Slovenia's EU Commissioner
Politico, 18/07/2019: Bulc out as Slovenia nominates ambassador to be next commissioner
RTVSLO News, 03/10/2019: Janez Lenarčič goes through hearing at the European Parliament

European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Janez Lenarčič
European Parliament: Janez Lenarčič’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire
European Parliament: Hearing of Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner-designate for Crisis Management, 2 October 2019
European Parliament: Press Release, 02/10/2019: Hearing with Commissioner-designate Janez Lenarčič
Slovenian Governmnet: News, 04/10/2019: Competent appearance by Janez Lenarčič in front of members of EP
Renew Europe: 09/10/2019: Renew Europe backs Lenarčič

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