Ursula von der Leyen introduces team of European Commissioners on Tuesday – The Economic Journal


In her Twitter account, Leyen said she was "happy to have received candidates from all Member States" after Italy appointed former Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to join the next College of Commissioners.

The European Parliament is due to give its opinion on the college as a whole on 22 October, after the parliamentary committees close discussions with the nominating Commissioners for the different portfolios.

The UK announced that it would not indicate a name given that Brexit is still scheduled for October 31, the day before the Leyen Commission took office.

The Prime Minister, António Costa, chose in late August the former Minister Elisa Ferreira as European Commissioner and has already communicated it to the new chairman of the commission.

Elisa Ferreira was Minister of the Governments headed by António Guterres, Prime Minister of the Environment, between 1995 and 1999, and after Planning, between 1999 and 2002, and since September 2017 she has been Vice-Governor of Banco de Portugal.

Elisa Ferreira is the first Portuguese woman in the College of Commissioners and will succeed Carlos Moedas, who was commissioner appointed by the previous PSD / CDS government.

Carlos Moedas was in charge of the Research, Science and Innovation portfolio and was appointed in November 2014.



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