New Commission Announced

Here is the list of the new European Commission, as headed up by Jose Manual Barroso, and their portfolios from New Europe. These were announced today.

Spain – Joaqu ín ALMUNIA: Competition. Vice-President of the Commission.

Hungary – László ANDOR: Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

UK – Baroness Catherine ASHTON: High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security and Vice-President of the Commission.

France – Michel BARNIER: Internal Market and Services.

Romania – Dacian CIOLOS: Agriculture and Rural Development.

Malta – John DALLI: Health and Consumer Policy.

Greece – Maria DAMANAKI: Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Belgium – Karel DE GUCHT: Trade.

Czech Republic – Štefan FÜLE: Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. *

Austria – Johannes HAHN: Regional Policy.

Denmark – Connie HEDEGAARD: Climate Action.

Ireland – Maire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN: Research and Innovation.

Bulgaria – Rumiana JELEVA: International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. *

Estonia – Siim KALLAS: Transport. Vice-President of the Commission.

Netherlands – Neelie KROES: Digital Agenda. Vice-President of the Commission.

Poland – Janusz LEWANDOWSKI: Budget and Financial Programming.

Sweden – Cecilia MALMSTRÖM: Home Affairs.

Germany – Günter OETTINGER: Energy.

Latvia – Andris PIEBALGS: Development.*

Slovenia – Janez POTOČNIK: Environment.

Luxembourg – Viviane REDING: Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Vice-President of the Commission.

Finland – Olli REHN: Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Slovakia – Maro ŠEFČOVIČ : Vice-President of the Commission for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration.

Lithuania – Algirdas ŠEMETA: Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud.

Italy – Antonio TAJANI: Industry and Entrepreneurship. Vice-President of the Commission.

Next now is the confirmation hearings. Some interesting appointments.

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Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for and UCC Express.

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