European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled who will do what job in her administration, insisting hers will be a “geopolitical Commission”. Stay tuned here for all the details.
UPDATE: Dates for Commissioner hearings have now been released
Confirmed nominees will be grilled by Parliamentary committees starting in late September and then face a confirmation vote by MEPs in October.
Von der Leyen’s Commission will have three executive vice-presidents in the form of Frans Timmermans, Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrokvskis. They will also serve as regular Commissioners, not just coordinators.
There will also be five other vice-presidents: Josep Borrell, Věra Jourová, Margaritis Schinas, Maroš Šefčovič and Dubravka Šuica.
Parliamentary hearings will begin on 30 September, with the three executive VPs concluding proceedings on 8 October. Full dates below.
A vote on the entire Commission will be held on 23 October. If any candidates are rejected, time has already been allotted for more hearings before that date.