Juncker Shakes Up European Commission With New Policy Teams

Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Sept. 10, 2014 (Rex Features via AP Images).
Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Sept. 10, 2014 (Rex Features via AP Images).

Last week, European Commission President-designate Jean-Claude Juncker named the rest of his team of commissioners and their policy areas; Italian Foreign Minister Frederica Mogherini had already been given the post of European Union high representative for foreign policy, which also functions as a vice president of the commission. The latest announcements have generated a lot of discussion in EU circles about how the posts were distributed among candidates and countries. Appointments to the European Commission, the executive branch of the EU, are a complicated balancing act. Each of the 28 member states submits a candidate for the commission, and the […]

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