The European Commission is responsible for the formulation and implementation of European laws at the overall level of the European Union, covering all aspects from vehicle emissions to energy pipelines. Once a complex appointment process is adopted, the commissioners will divide their work over the next few years to fulfill the important responsibilities of the European Commission, such as monitoring the national economy, negotiating trade agreements, operating foreign affairs, managing the EU budget and acting as the European competition regulator.
Earlier, von Delaine had promised to achieve gender equality in the appointment of members of the European Commission when he ran for the presidency of the European Commission. Can she achieve the balance of men and women in the European Commission and make the best use of people at the same time?
Von Delaines timetable
As a rule, the 28 members of the European Commission will cover all EU member states. However, the British government announced in advance on August 23 that Britain would not nominate candidates for the European Commission before the deadline given by Von Delaine, because Britain was preparing to leave the EU on October 31 (the day before the formal change of the European Commission) and that the nomination of candidates for the European Commission would be distracting.
However, it remains unclear what the consequences would be if parliamentary legislation in Britain forced Prime Minister Johnson to ask the European Union for a further extension of the EU exit. After all, before the EU Summit on October 17, the new membersteam had been formed.
In short, after Italy submitted its candidates on September 5, which had been stuck in the shock of a new term and had been unable to respond, Von Delaine immediately announced that she would publish a list of 27 people on September 10. Next, candidates for membership have to undergo complex screening.
First, the list will be forwarded to the Council of the European Union for the appointment of each member in specific areas or combinations. From the end of September to the beginning of October, the European Parliament will hold public hearings to evaluate its members for up to three hours and submit them to Parliament for vote. In the meantime, there may still be changes in candidates. After parliamentary approval, the final list still needs to be confirmed by a formal vote of the European Council. The number of countries supporting the 27-member list must exceed 72% of the total number of EU Member States and cover more than 65% of the EU population.
Who will take the helm of the EU in the next five years?
In theory, members are nominated by member states. Who will represent the country to Brussels depends, in the final analysis, on the heads of state, domestic lobbying, the exchange of interests behind the scenes between governments and personal feelings. Although these members will have to represent the interests of the European Union rather than their own interests in the future, the areas in which each member is divided will reflect the prestige of the country and reflect its influence in EU politics. As a result, heads of state nominate their own preferences, choose loyal ministers or occasionally expel marginalized figures to the EU.
According to the statistics of the First Financial Journalist, up to now, 15 male candidates and 12 female candidates have been appointed in 27 member countries (Romania has nominated two candidates, one male and one female). Von Delaine may not be able to fully fulfill her promise, but in any case, she will greatly improve the level of gender equality in the European Commission.
In addition, Margrethe Vestager, the current European Union competition commissioner, is expected to continue to be responsible for the field of competition regulation, while serving as the first vice-chairman. Earlier this year, she strongly rejected the merger plan of the German Siemens and French Alstom railway sectors. Vra Jourov, the current Czech judicial commissioner, will also remain in office, having previously been responsible for putting pressure on US technology giants to respect EU rules on data protection and to ban channels for disseminating hate speech and false news.
Earlier, Von Delaine had made climate change a policy priority in her campaign. She had promised to unlock 100 million euros of investment to help achieve the target of reducing emissions by 2030 from 50% to 55%. According to EU officials, Von Delaine may choose two members responsible for climate and digital economy as vice-chairmen.
According to the analysis, the Climate Change and Energy Commission may be headed by Maro?? ef? Ovi?, the former Transport Commissioner, while the digital economy and society field may be headed by Mariya Gabriel, Bulgaria.
Source: First Financial Responsibility Editor: Guo Chenqi_NBJ9931