Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner,
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner, European Commission Image: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency

President-elect von der Leyen recognises the word ‘culture’ in the EU commissioners title in speech

In a speech given by President-elect Ursula von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme, she has recognised that ‘culture’ will be included in commissioner’s title:

“And I know that with Mariya Gabriel, it is in safe hands. This is why I am happy to announce that her portfolio will be renamed Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.”

Her statement comes after many had expressed their concern over the loss of the word “culture” In the EU commissioners title.

Find the full press release here.

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