|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
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.
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.
Following the resignation of the Trade Commissioner, the role of the Executive Vice-President was expanded to include the trade portfolio. The relevant committee of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Dombrovskis on 2 October 2020. The change was formally endorsed by the Parliament on 7 October.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs, Trade|
|Subject Tags||European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Latvia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|