Sat Nov 28th, 2009 at 04:29:06 AM EST
EUROPA - Press Releases - President Barroso unveils his new team
President Barroso unveils his new team
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, today announced the portfolios responsibilities for the next Commission...
The new College will have 7 Vice-Presidents, including Vice-President Baroness Catherine Ashton who will, at the same time, be the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December next. Three of the Vice-Presidents will be women. The new College will have 27 members, including President Barroso, one from each Member State. It includes 9 women. The members of the College come from different political families, notably the European People's Party (EPP), the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S & D), and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). 14 members, including the President, were already members of the outgoing College.
President Barroso has given a new look to the College of his second mandate. He has announced a number of new portfolios: Climate Action; Home Affairs; Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. He has reconfigured a number of other portfolios: Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth; Health and Consumer Policy; Industry and Entrepreneurship; Research and Innovation; International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. There will be a new emphasis on inclusion in the Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion portfolio, and a renewed focus with the Digital Agenda portfolio.
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Responsibilities of the Commissioners-designate
Joaquín ALMUNIA: Competition. Vice-President of the Commission.
László ANDOR: Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Baroness Catherine ASHTON: High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security and Vice-President of the Commission.
Michel BARNIER: Internal Market and Services.
Dacian CIOLOS: Agriculture and Rural Development.
John DALLI: Health and Consumer Policy.
Maria DAMANAKI: Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Karel DE GUCHT: Trade.
tefan FÜLE: Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy.
Johannes HAHN: Regional Policy.
Connie HEDEGAARD: Climate Action.
Maire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN: Research and Innovation.
Rumiana JELEVA: International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. *
Siim KALLAS: Transport. Vice-President of the Commission.
Neelie KROES: Digital Agenda. Vice-President of the Commission.
Janusz LEWANDOWSKI: Budget and Financial Programming.
Cecilia MALMSTRÖM: Home Affairs.
Günter OETTINGER: Energy.
Andris PIEBALGS: Development.
Janez POTOČNIK: Environment.
Viviane REDING: Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Vice-President of the Commission.
Olli REHN: Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Maro EFČOVIČ: Vice-President of the Commission for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration.
Algirdas EMETA: Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud.
Antonio TAJANI: Industry and Entrepreneurship. Vice-President of the Commission.
Androulla VASSILIOU: Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
For nice pictures of the Commission members, see The members of the Barroso Commission designate (2009-2014)