Johannes Hahn nominated for next Commission
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations until 31 October 2019, was unanimously reappointed by the National Assembly as the Austrian candidate for the next European Commission. It would be his third term of office as EU-Commissioner, provided that the new EU-Commission President Ursula von der Leyen includes him in her staff proposal to the parliament.
„The recent nomination of the experienced, successful and recognized European Commissioner Johannes Hahn is the best solution for Austria and for the European Commission. I’m glad that reason has triumphed. This gives Austria a strong position in the European Commission. This also applies to Karo Edtstadler as ÖVP-delegation leader and Othmar Karas as vice-president of the European Parliament. Austria is well positioned in the EU“, said Franz Schausberger.