László Trócsányi of Hungary nominated to lead Neighbourhood and Enlargement portfolio in new European Commission
September 11, 2019
On 10 September, the newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented her team and the new structure of the next Commission.
She proposed László Trócsányi, the former Minister of Justice of Hungary, as the new Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, a post currently held by Johannes Hahn.
The list of other Commission nominees proposed by President-elect von der Leyen is available here.
According to the EU, the new Commission will reflect the priorities and ambitions set out in the Political Guidelines. The Commission is structured around the objectives President-elect von der Leyen was elected on by the European Parliament.
As a next step, the European Parliament has to give its consent to the entire College of Commissioners, including the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.
Once the European Parliament has given its consent, the European Council formally appoints the European Commission.