|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 was widely rumoured as one of the contenders for the presidency of the European Commission. Despite the unsuccessful bid, Ms Vestager was given a senior vice-presidency position under Ursula von der Leyen. In charge of the competition portfolio in the previous College of Commissioners, the Danish politician was offered the same role while also taking on new digital-focused responsibilities.
The Danish government signalled in June 2019 Ms Vestager would be put forward as the country's proposal for the new College of Commissioner. She was formally announced on 9 September by the President of the European Commission. Her portfolio was known on the following day.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Denmark|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|