Dombrovskis Named New EU Trade Commissioner

Law360, London (September 8, 2020, 10:44 AM BST) -- European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, who is also financial services chief, is to take over as the European Union's new trade commissioner after the departure of Ireland's Phil Hogan, Ursula von der Leyen announced Tuesday.

Valdis Dombrovskis said in a statement that he is "honored and delighted" to be nominated for the new role. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) The president of the commission also said she has nominated Mairead McGuinness, currently a first vice president of the European Parliament, to replace Hogan as the new Irish commissioner and to take over the financial services portfolio.

Dombrovskis, a former Latvian prime minister, took...

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