von der Leyen offers Vera Jourova Rule of Law portfolio

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European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has offered Czech nominee Věra Jourová a post in her team focusing on democracy issues, two senior officials told POLITICO.

The portfolio would focus on the rule of law, and include related issues such as disinformation and hate speech, according to the officials.

One of the officials said “it is likely” that Jourová would accept the post, but others warn that the new Commission’s structure is still in flux.

Meanwhile Ursula von der Leyen plans to present her team of European commissioners early next week, the Commission president-elect told German MEPs on Tuesday, according to two people in the room.

“It sounded very much like next Monday, Tuesday at the latest,” said one participant in the meeting with parliamentarians from Germany’s CDU/CSU center-right bloc.

via POLITICO 

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