Appointment of Ylva Johansson as European Commissioner for Home Affairs

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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.

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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.

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Wikipedia: Ylva Johansson
EPRS: Briefing, September 2019: Hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Ylva Johansson - Home Affairs
EPRS: Briefing, October 2019: Commitments made at the hearing of Ylva JOHANSSON, Commissioner-Designate - Home Affairs

Politico, 08/08/2019: Sweden nominates employment minister as EU commissioner
EUObserver, 02/10/2019: Johansson: 'No new proposals in first 100 days'

Swedish Government: Press Release, 09/08/2019: Sweden nominates Ylva Johansson as new European Commissioner
European Commission: President-elect von der Leyen’s Mission Letter to Ylva Johansson
European Parliament: Ylva Johansson’s replies to the European Parliament questionnaire
European Parliament: Public Hearing of Commissioner-designate Ylva Johansson, 1 October 2019
European Parliament: Press Release, 01/10/2019: Hearing of Commissioner-designate Ylva Johansson

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