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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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: Valdis Dombrovskis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdis_Dombrovskis
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Valdis Dombrovskis – Vice-President: An Economy that works for people https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)640172
Bruegel: Blog, 30/09/2019: Questions on financial services policy for Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President-designate of the European Commission https://bruegel.org/2019/09/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 https://www.politico.eu/article/5-takeaways-from-valdis-dombrovskis-hearing/

News
LSM.lv, 10/09/2019: Dombrovskis nominated as executive vice-president under von der Leyen https://eng.lsm.lv/article/society/society/dombrovskis-nominated-as-executive-vice-president-under-von-der-leyen.a331559/
Reuters, 08/10/2019: EU to regulate crypto currencies such as Facebook's Libra - Dombrovskis https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSB5N23D01V
LSM.lv, 08/10/2019: Dombrovskis undergoes European Commission job grilling https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/politics/dombrovskis-undergoes-european-commission-job-grilling.a334338/

Official
European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Valdis Dombrovskis https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/valdis-dombrovskis-mission-letter_en
European Parliament: Valdis Dombrovskis’ replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62424/20190927RES62424.pdf
European Parliament: Hearing of Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President-designate for an Economy that Works for People https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/hearings2019/commission-hearings-2019/20190910STO60708/valdis-dombrovskis-latvia
European Parliament: Press Release, 08/10/2019: Hearing of Executive Vice President-designate Valdis Dombrovskis https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62261/

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