Appointment of Nicolas Schmit as European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Luxembourg's Nicolas Schmit as European Commissioner for Jobs, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Nicolas Schmit is a former member of the European Parliament and former minister for labour, employment and social economy. Upon his nomination as Luxembourg's candidate for Commissioner, Mr Schmit expressed his desire to hold a portfolio relating to social policy. Mr Schmit 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 Jobs.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Schmit on 1 October, in order to assess his capabilities to lead the portfolio. Mr Schmit was eventually endorsed by the European Parliament as a suitable candidate for the position. On 13 November, it was announced that the designation of Mr Schmit's portfolio had changed to 'Jobs and Social Rights'.

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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: Nicolas Schmit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Schmit
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Nicolas Schmit – Jobs https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)642192

News
Luxembourg Times, 10/09/2019: Schmit handed jobs portfolio as new Commission unveiled https://luxtimes.lu/european-union/38410-schmit-handed-jobs-portfolio-as-new-commission-unveiled
Delano, 10/09/2019: Nicolas Schmit lands jobs portfolio https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/nicolas-schmit-lands-jobs-portfolio/207722
RTL Today, 01/10/2019: Commissioner-designate Nicolas Schmit does not envision European minimum wage https://today.rtl.lu/news/world/a/1411666.html
Delano, 01/10/2019: Schmit sails through EP hearing https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/schmit-sails-through-ep-hearing/208003
Luxembourg Times, 01/10/2019: Schmit clears Commission hurdle after Romania and Hungary stumble https://luxtimes.lu/european-union/38612-schmit-clears-commission-hurdle-after-romania-and-hungary-stumble

Official
European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Nicolas Schmit https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/nicolas-schmits-mission-letter_en
European Parliament: Nicolas Schmit’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62445/20190927RES62445.pdf
European Parliament: Hearing of Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner-designate for Jobs, 1 October 2019 https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/hearing-of-nicolas-schmit-commissioner-designate-jobs_13214_pk
European Parliament: Press Release, 01/10/2019: Hearing of Commissioner-designate Nicolas Schmit https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62230/

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