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Valdis Dombrovskis named new EU trade commissioner - Politico.eu
European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will be the EU's new trade commissioner and Mairead McGuinness will be the new Irish commissioner with responsibility for financial services, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Tuesday.

Dombrovsksis, who has served as acting trade commissioner since the resignation of Phil Hogan last month, will relinquish some of the current responsibilities in his broad economic portfolio, putting McGuinness, a veteran member of the European Parliament, in charge of financial services and financial stability.

The selection of Dombrovsksis, a former Latvian prime minister, puts responsibility for EU trade policy in the hands of one of the Commission's most seasoned and well-respected officials, and it keeps the trade portfolio under the control of the center-right European People's Party -- von der Leyen's own political family.

Financial services: not exactly a 'non-job'.
by Bernard on Tue Sep 8th, 2020 at 09:02:15 AM EST
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