Ursula von der Leyen Gets Johannes Hahn Proposed as Austrian EU Commissioner

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: July 19, 2019; 11:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

Ursula von der Leyen was approved by the European Parliament as the next president of the European Commission. Her first, and very tricky, task is to assign jobs to the commissioners of each country. Johannes Hahn was again nominated by the main committee of the austrian parliament as the Austrian member of the next EU Commission.

Ursula von der Leyen receives Johannes Hahn proposed by the Austrian side. / Picture: © Wikipoedia / Dirk Vorderstraße

Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein reacted positively to the nomination of Johannes Hahn as the Austrian member of the next EU Commission:

"Johannes Hahn fulfils the requirements perfectly. So I will send the proposal to the future President of the EU Commission".

The Chancellor, who is "very pleased with the unanimity in the main committee", had already been able to…