Appointment of Valdis Drombrovskis as Executive Vice-President of the European Commission

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis as Executive Vice-President for 'An Economy that Works for People', in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Valdis Dombrovskis is a former Latvian Prime Minister. He has been a European Commissioner since 2014, becoming one of a set of individuals being transferred from the previous European Commission. Mr Dombrovskis 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 one of the Commission's Executive Vice-Presidencies and thus being promoted in the hierarchy.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Dombrovskis on 8 October, in order to assess his capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that he had been approved as a suitable candidate.

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Wikipedia: Valdis Dombrovskis
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Valdis Dombrovskis – Vice-President: An Economy that works for people
Bruegel: Blog, 30/09/2019: Questions on financial services policy for Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President-designate of the European Commission
Politico, 08/10/2019: 5 takeaways from Valdis Dombrovskis’ hearing

News, 10/09/2019: Dombrovskis nominated as executive vice-president under von der Leyen
Reuters, 08/10/2019: EU to regulate crypto currencies such as Facebook's Libra - Dombrovskis, 08/10/2019: Dombrovskis undergoes European Commission job grilling

European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Valdis Dombrovskis
European Parliament: Valdis Dombrovskis’ replies to the European Parliament questionnaire
European Parliament: Hearing of Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President-designate for an Economy that Works for People
European Parliament: Press Release, 08/10/2019: Hearing of Executive Vice President-designate Valdis Dombrovskis

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