|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Sweden's Ylva Johansson as European Commissioner for Home Affairs, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.
Ylva Johansson was Sweden's employment minister before being appointed by the head of government as the country's candidate for the College of Commissioners on 9 August 2019. Ms Johansson 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 Home Affairs, which includes asylum and terrorism matters.
The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a public hearing with Ms Johansson on 1 October, in order to assess her capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources reported on the underwhelming performance of the candidate, which led to a request for further questioning.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Sweden|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|