|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Finland's Jutta Urpilainen as European Commissioner for International Partnerships, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.
Jutta Urpilainen served as a member of Finland's Parliament and also as the country's finance minister for the period 2011-2014. Media sources reported that Finland would be receptive to a portfolio relating to external relations and development. Ms Urpilainen 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 International Partnerships.
The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Ms Urpilainen on 1 October, in order to assess her capabilities to lead the portfolio. The candidate was questioned on matters relating to future development cooperation and respect of EU values.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Development Aid | Assistance, European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Finland|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|