Barroso names his team – The new Commissioner for Development

Today, President Barroso announced the New Commission Team, where Bulgaria – Rumiana Zheleva was given the International co-operation, humanitarian aid and crisis response dossier and former Energy Commissioner, Latvian Andris Piebalgs, will probably become the next Development Commissioner upon the approval of the European Parliament. Read all nominations:

European Commission president matches names and portfolios.

Barroso II – portfolios

Austria – Johannes Hahn-  Regional policy
Belgium-  Karel De Gucht-  Trade
Bulgaria – Rumiana Zheleva – International co-operation, humanitarian aid and crisis response
Cyprus-  Androulla Vassiliou – Education, culture, multilingualism and youth
Czech – Republic Štefan Füle-  Enlargement and European neighbourhood policy
Denmark-  Connie Hedegaard-  Climate action
Estonia-  Siim Kallas – Transport
Finland-  Olli Rehn-  Economic and monetary affairs
France -Michel Barnier -Internal market and services
Germany- Günther Oettinger -Energy
Greece -Maria Damanaki -Maritime affairs and fisheries
Hungary- László Andor -Employment, social affairs and inclusion
Ireland -Máire Geoghegan-Quinn -Research and innovation
Italy -Antonio Tajani -Industry and entreprenuership
Latvia -Andris Piebalgs -Development
Lithuania -Algirdas Šemeta -Taxation and customs union, audit and anti-fraud
Luxembourg – Viviane Reding- Justice, fundamental rights and citizenship
Malta- John Dalli -Health and consumer policy
The Netherlands – Neelie Kroes- Digital agenda
Poland- Janusz Lewandowski -Budget and financial programming
Romania- Dacian Ciolos- Agriculture
Slovakia- Maroš Šefcovic -Inter-institutional relations and administration
Slovenia -Janez Potocnik- Environment
Spain -Joaquín Almunia- Competition
Sweden- Cecilia Malmström -Home affairs
UK- Catherine Ashton -High representative for foreign and security policy

There will be seven vice-presidents:

Joaquín Almunia, Catherine Ashton, Maroš Šefcovic (PES)
Siim Kallas, Neelie Kroes (ELDR)
Viviane Reding, Antonio Tajani (EPP)


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