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Ist VICE PRESIDENT - Frans Timmermans



Franciscus Cornelis Gerardus Maria "Frans" Timmermans was born on the 6th of May 1961. He is a Dutch politician and diplomat who currently serves as the First Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Commissioner for the portfolio of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Juncker Commission from 1 November 2014.

Timmermans previously served in the Dutch Civil Service (1987–1998), as a member of the House of Representatives for the Labour Party (1998–2007; 2010–2012), as Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs charged with European Affairs (2007–2010) and as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2012–2014).

In September 2014 the Dutch Government nominated Frans Timmermans as its prospective member of the European Commission under President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker. As of 1 November 2014 Timmermans took office as Vice-President of the European Commission in Juncker's European Commission, and will be President Juncker’s first deputy and right-hand man. Timmermans' portfolio comprises Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights.

 

 

Ban Ki-moon and Frans Timmermans

 

 

EU RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Coordinating the work on better regulation within the Commission, ensuring that every proposal respects the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, which are at the heart of the Commission's work.

* Coordinating the Commission's work on the rule of law and ensuring that every Commission proposal and initiative complies with the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

* Guiding the work of the Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality and the Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs.

* Horizontal responsibility for sustainable development.


* Overseeing the European Commission's relations with the other European institutions and promoting a new partnership with national Parliaments.

* Coordinating the work on transparency.

 

 

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Jean-Claude Juncker

President

Frans Timmermans

1st Vice President

Federica Mogherini

High Representative, V. President

Andrus Ansip

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Maroš Šefčovič

Vice President

Valdis Dombrovskis

Vice President

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President

Günther H. Oettinger

Commissioner

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Johannes Hahn

Commissioner

Cecilia Malmström

Commissioner

Neven Mimica

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Miguel Arias Cañete

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Karmenu Vella

Commissioner

Vytenis Andriukaitis

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Dimitris Avramopoulos

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Marianne Thyssen

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Pierre Moscovici

Commissioner

Christos Stylianides

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Phil Hogan

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Violeta Bulc

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Elżbieta Bieńkowska

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Věra Jourová

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Tibor Navracsics

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Corina Crețu

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Margrethe Vestager

Commissioner

Carlos Moedas

Commissioner

Julian King

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Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner

 

 

The European Union established a Commission to act as their executive and to promote its general interests. The Commission is composed of the College of Commissioners comprised of 28 members, including the President and Vice-Presidents. The Commissioners, one from each EU country, are the Commission's political leadership during a 5-year term. Each Commissioner is assigned responsibility for specific policy areas by the President.

 

 

 

THE COMMISSION - Group photograph of the European Commissioners in 2017.

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/timmermans_en

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_Timmermans

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