Appointment of Stella Kyriakides as European Commissioner for Health

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Cyprus's Stella Kyriakides as European Commissioner for Health, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Stella Kyriakides (or Kyriakidou) was a member of the Cypriot Parliament and was appointed by the country's President as the candidate for the College of Commissioners on 26 July 2019. Her background in health matters led media sources to predict a related portfolio for the lawmaker. Ms Kyriakides 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 Health.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Ms Kyriakides on 1 October, in order to assess her capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that she had been approved as a suitable candidate.

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Wikipedia: Stella Kyriakidou
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Stella Kyriakides - Health

Greek Reporter, 26/07/2019: Cyprus Government Announces the Country’s New European Commissioner
Politico, 26/07/2019: Cyprus nominates Stella Kyriakides for commissioner post
Politico, 10/09/2019: Stella Kyriakides’ nomination puts patient advocate in top EU health post
EurActiv, 11/09/2019: Better access to health innovation is Kyriakides’ top priority (and hardest task)
Cyprus Mail, 01/10/2019: Cypriot Commissioner-designate Stella Kyriakides to appear before EP ENVI Committee
EurActiv, 01/10/2019: Alcohol could cause new EU health chief headache

European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Stella Kyriakides
European Parliament: Stella Kyriakides’ replies to the European Parliament questionnaire
European Parliament: Press Release, 01/10/2019: Hearing of Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner-designate for Health
European Parliament: Public Hearing of Commissioner-designate Stella Kyriakides, 1 October 2019

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