(ANSA) - BELGRADE, SEPTEMBER 10 - Central- and Eastern European Union member countries were awarded several significant portfolios in the next European Commission led by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. Von der Leyen made public the assignments of all portfolios today. The new Commission will have eight Vice-Presidents. Among them, three Executive Vice-Presidents, including Valdis Dombrovskis (Latvia), who will coordinate the Economic policies and will be Commissioner for financial services. Among the other Vice-presidents, Vera Jourova (Czech Republic, Values and Transparency), Maros Sefcovic (Slovakia, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight) and Dubravka Suica (Croatia, Democracy and Demography). Johannes Hahn (Austria) was proposed for the portfolio Budget and Administration, Mariya Gabriel (Bulgaria) for Innovation and Youth, Kadri Simson (Estonia) for Energy, Laszlo Trocsanyi will lead the Neighbourhood and Enlargement portfolio, Virginijus Sinkevicius (Lithuania) will be responsible for Environment and Oceans, Janusz Wojciechowski (Poland) for Agriculture, Rovana Plumb (Romania) for Transport and Janez Lenarcic (Slovenia) for the Crisis Management portfolio. The nominees need confirmation by the European Parliament to take office. (ANSA).

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