Appointment of Věra Jourová as Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

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Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Czech Republic's Vera Jourova as Vice-President for Values and Transparency, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.

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Věra Jourová became one of the individuals to be transferred from the previous College of Commissioners, following her nomination by the national government in August 2019. Ms Jourová 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 Commission's Vice President for Values and Transparency, thus being positioned at a higher rank than before.

The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Ms Jourová on 7 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: Věra Jourová https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C4%9Bra_Jourov%C3%A1
Hungary Today, 11/09/2019: Rule of Law Criterias to Rule EU Funding in Upcoming Years? https://hungarytoday.hu/rule-of-law-criterias-eu-funding-hungary/
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Věra Jourová – Vice-President: Values and Transparency https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2019)640175
EurActiv, 10/10/2019: Jourova: ’I don’t want us to come back to the pre-1989 era’ https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/jourova-i-dont-want-us-to-come-back-to-the-era-before-1989/

News
Politico, 29/07/2019: Věra Jourová nominated for second term in European Commission https://www.politico.eu/article/vera-jourova-nominated-for-2nd-term-in-european-commission/
Radio Prague, 26/08/2019: Previous term as commissioner seen as boosting Jourová’s chances of more important portfolio https://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/previous-term-as-commissioner-seen-as-boosting-jourovas-chances-of-more-important-portfolio
Politico, 03/09/2019: Věra Jourová offered Commission rule-of-law portfolio https://www.politico.eu/article/vera-jourova-offered-commission-rule-of-law-portfolio/
EurActiv, 05/09/2019: Babis: Rule-of-law job would be great honour for Czech Republic https://www.euractiv.com/section/future-eu/news/babis-rule-of-law-job-would-be-great-honour-for-czech-republic/
Radio Prague, 10/09/2019: Von der Leyen offers Jourová values and transparency portfolio on Commission https://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/von-der-leyen-offers-jourova-values-and-transparency-portfolio-on-commission
Radio Prague, 11/09/2019: EU nominee Věra Jourová: rule-of-law, values portfolios not ‘weak’, and neither am I https://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/eu-nominee-vera-jourova-rule-of-law-values-portfolios-not-weak-and-neither-am-i
Radio Prague, 08/10/2019: Czech nominee for EC post Věra Jourová wins approval in EP hearing https://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-nominee-for-ec-post-vera-jourova-wins-approval-in-ep-hearing

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European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Vĕra Jourová https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/vera-jourovas-mission-letter_en
European Parliament: Věra Jourová’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190927RES62431/20190927RES62431.pdf
European Parliament: Hearing of Věra Jourová, Vice-President-designate, Values and Transparency https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/hearings2019/commission-hearings-2019/20190910STO60712/vera-jourova-czech-republic
European Parliament: Press Release, 07/10/2019: Hearing of Vice President-designate Věra Jourová https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190926IPR62259/
Renew Europe: News, 07/10/2019: Věra Jourová presents an ambitious programme to defend European values, the rule of law and democracy https://reneweuropegroup.eu/en/news/1342-v-ra-jourova-presents-an-ambitious-programme-to-defend-european-values-the-rule-of-law-and-democracy/

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