OBESSU reaction to the new Commissioners
On the 10th of September Commission President-Elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced the organisation of his Commission, which, if approved by the European Parliament, will lead the European Union during the coming five years.
OBESSU, firstly, would like to express its gratitude to the outgoing Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou for her work promoting education and youth in the Barroso II Commission. Following our reaction to the possibility that the “Education” portfolio would be replaced with a “Skills” portfolio, we are pleased to see that Mr Juncker has decided to retain this crucial brief in the form of a Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship. We trust that our constructive and reliable relationship with the Commission will be maintained into the mandate of Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner-designate for this position. Read more >>>