Von der Leyen to request both men and women Commissioner candidates for a balanced College

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The president-designate of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has revealed today that if she is elected she intends to ask each head of state and government to come with two nominations on a table, a man and a woman for Commissioner candidates, in order to be able to form a fully gender-equal college.
“I want a Commission with half men and half female commissioners,” Ursula von der Leyen said during a meeting in Brussels with the liberal parliamentary group of the Renew Europe”.
The current European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker has 19 Commissioners against only nine female Commissioners, and in 2014, when the College was formed, the President of the Community Executive, who at that time also wanted 14 Commissioners, had to apply a lot of pressure to the member states to present female candidates, succeeding mostly with the smaller countries.
Von der Leyen also said that she would have two First Vice Presidents, the Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans and the Danish liberal Margrethe Vestager after pressure from the group, as both were the “top candidates”, or “Spitzenkandidaten”, of the European Socialists and the Liberals to the presidency of the European Commission.

source https://www.neweurope.eu/article/von-der-leyen-to-request-both-men-and-women-commissioner-candidates-for-a-balanced-college/

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