Appointment of Johannes Hahn as European Commissioner for Budget and Administration

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Austria's Johannes Hahn as European Commissioner for Budget and Administration, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Johannes Hahn was nominated by the Austrian government for another mandate as European Commissioner, after first joining in 2010. He 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 Budget and Administration.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Hahn on 3 October in order to assess his capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that he had been approved as a suitable candidate.

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Wikipedia: Johannes Hahn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Hahn
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Johannes Hahn – Budget and Administration https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)640178

News
Politico, 11/07/2019: Austria to nominate Johannes Hahn to stay at Commission https://www.politico.eu/article/austria-to-nominate-johannes-hahn-to-stay-at-european-commission/
Euronews, 16/09/2019: EU commissioner Johannes Hahn defends controversial 'European way of life' portfolio https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/16/eu-commissioner-johannes-hahn-defends-controversial-european-way-of-life-portfolio
EUObserver, 04/10/2019: Hahn hopes to wrap up EU budget talks this winter https://euobserver.com/economic/146161

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European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Johannes Hahn https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/johannes-hahns-mission-letter_en
European Parliament: Johannes Hahn’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62439/20190927RES62439.pdf
European Parliament: Public Hearing of Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn, 3 October 2019 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/hearings2019/commission-hearings-2019/20190910STO60717/johannes-hahn-austria
European Parliament: Press Release, 03/10/2019: Hearing of Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62254/

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