The new EU Commission led by president-elect Ursula von der Leyen is now finally set, with all 26 commissioners having being vetted by the European parliament. MEPs should give their green light on 27 November. Here’s an updated overview of the new EU cabinet composition.
On Tuesday, September 10, the European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her 26-strong team. Each EU member state designated a Commissioner, so that the cabinet is the result of a delicate balance game between geographical distribution and political affiliation.
Entering in office has been delayed after the Parliament rejected three candidates – Sylvie Goulard (France), László Trócsány (Hungary) and Rovana Plumb (Romania) – during the hearings that took place between September and October.
The Von der Leyen 2.0 Commission is slightly less gender-balanced, more younger, and bending to the right than its previous version.
With the collaboration of our partners from Euractiv, we had a look at the main figures on the Von der Leyen Commission.
This article has been updated on 26 November