Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has announced his team of commissioners, naming former Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis as one of the Commission's six vice presidents. Dombrovskis has also been named commissioner for the Euro and social dialogue.

As vice-president and commissioner for the Euro and social dialogue, Dombrovskis will work closely with the other vice-presidents. In his area of responsibility, he will steer and coordinate the work of several Commissioners for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs; Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility; Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union; Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Regional Policy; Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.

Dombrovskis believes that being nominated as a vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner for the Euro and social dialogue is a huge responsibility and honour. The 43-year-old Valdis Dombrovskis will be the third youngest member in the European Commission. The makeup of the new European Commission must now be confirmed by the European Parliament, with a vote expected in October.

 

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Latvian Institute, 10.09.2014, EU