What are the key policy priorities of the new European Commissioners? A Cicero Group overview

After only a nine-vote majority in the European Parliament confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission president-elect in July, the new Commission is facing further difficulties. Due to objections from the Parliament to three of the Member State nominees, new Commissioners-designate from France, Romania and Hungary still need to be named and vetted before the new Commission can take office, meaning a likely delay until 1 December.

Despite the setback, work is ongoing within the Commission to establish the strategic and political priorities for the next five years. President-elect von der Leyen has set out her headline ambitions for the EU, including an increased focus on climate change, digital and innovation, and the rule of law. We should expect to see these themes reflected in the new Commission’s work programme, expected towards the end of this year.

In this overview, we set out the policy priorities for five of the most influential Commissioners…

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