|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Denmark's Margrethe Vestager as Executive Vice-President for a 'Europe Fit for Digital Age', in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.
Margrethe Vestager is a former Danish minister and a European Commissioner since 2014. Ms Vestager was widely rumoured as one of the contenders for the presidency of the European Commission. In parallel, the Danish government indicated in June 2019 Ms Vestager would be again put forward as the country's candidate for the new College of Commissioners. She was formally announced on 9 September by the President of the European Commission. Her portfolio was known on the following day. Despite the unsuccessful bid for the presidency, Ms Vestager was given one of the Executive Vice-Presidencies and kept the competition portfolio, adding to it new digital-focused responsibilities.
The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Ms Vestager on 8 October, in order to assess her capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that she had been approved as a suitable candidate.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Denmark|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|