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Belgium: Von der Leyen presents new EU Commission

Belgium, Brussels
September 10, 2019 at 18:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Incoming EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shared her vision for the executive branch and presented her new team, in Brussels, on Tuesday.

"I want Europe to be the front-runner. I want Europe to be the exporteur of knowledge, technologies and best practice," she stated, adding that she wants a Commission that "understands Europe, that listens to what Europeans want."

Five of Von der Leyen's Vice-Presidents are current Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Czech Vera Jourova, Greek Margaritis Schinas, Slovak Maros Sefcovic and Croatian Dubravka Suica.

The Commission will also have a new structure with three Executive Vice-Presidents: Frans Timmermans, from the Netherlands, Executive vice president for European Green Deal, Danish Margrethe Vestager and Latvian Valdis Dombrovskis.

Mandatory credit: EBS

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Incoming EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shared her vision for the executive branch and presented her new team, in Brussels, on Tuesday.

"I want Europe to be the front-runner. I want Europe to be the exporteur of knowledge, technologies and best practice," she stated, adding that she wants a Commission that "understands Europe, that listens to what Europeans want."

Five of Von der Leyen's Vice-Presidents are current Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Czech Vera Jourova, Greek Margaritis Schinas, Slovak Maros Sefcovic and Croatian Dubravka Suica.

The Commission will also have a new structure with three Executive Vice-Presidents: Frans Timmermans, from the Netherlands, Executive vice president for European Green Deal, Danish Margrethe Vestager and Latvian Valdis Dombrovskis.

Mandatory credit: EBS

M/S EU Commission President elect Ursula Von der Leyen and Spokesperson arriving at press conference, Brussels

SOT, Ursula von der Leyen, President elect of EU Commission: "I want a Commission that is led with determination, that is clearly focused on the issues at hand and that provides answers."

M/S Press

SOT, Ursula von der Leyen, President elect of EU Commission: "We have a structure that focuses on tasks not on hierarchies. Depending on the topics the members of the college will work in different clusters. We need to be able to deliver on the issues that matter the most rapidly and with determination, that is why I have given my executive Vice-Presidents a double function. They will be both Vice-President and Commissioner." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*

M/S Conference

SOT, Ursula von der Leyen, President elect of EU Commission: "The Commissioners are the centre of my team, they will manage the expertise provided by specialised Directorates-General. I want this commission to be a flexible and modern and agile Commission. I want to preside a college that is committed, that understands Europe, that listens to what Europeans want. This is why I expect for example all members of college to visit every member state in the first half of our mandate." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*

C/U EU Commission President elect Ursula Von der Leyen

SOT, Ursula von der Leyen, President elect of EU Commission: "I want Europe to be the front-runner. I want Europe to be the exporteur of technologies, knowledge and best practice."

M/S Conference

SOT, Ursula von der Leyen, President elect of EU Commission: "Frans Timmermans will lead the work on the European Green Deal, he will also manage climate action policy, supported by DG Klima (Directorate-General for Climate Action) and he will work together with the Commissioners for Agriculture, Health, Transport, Energy, Cohesion and Reforms and Environment and Ocean."

W/S End of conference

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