|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports and information relating to the infringement proceedings launched by the European Commission against the United Kingdom (UK), over its failure to name a candidate for the College of Commissioners under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen.
Following the acceptance by the European Union (EU) of the UK's request for an extension to the Article 50 process - which deals with the country's withdrawal from the EU (also known as Brexit) - until the end of January 2020, the President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen stated she would expect the national government to put forward a candidate to integrate the College of Commissioners she would lead, expectedly from 1 December 2019. As a result, two letters were sent recalling the UK's obligations under the EU Treaty.
Following the United Kingdom's reply on those letters on 13 November - in which it is stated the government was not in a position to name a candidate - the European Commission decided to launch infringement proceedings by sending a letter of formal notice to the UK for breaching its EU Treaty obligations by not suggesting a candidate for the post of EU Commissioner. The national authorities were givern until 22 November to provide their views.
|Subject Categories||Law, Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||EU Law, European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|