Preparatory work for a new european commission

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This page is intended to gather the preparatory works for the campaign before the nomination of a new European Commission.

2014 - 2019 Commission

Description of the candidates commissioners

Cecilia Malmström

  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Political Groupe: ALDE
  • Portfolio: Trade
  • Responsible or associated committees: INTA - Committee on International Trade (RC)
  • Focus points on the mission letter:
    • Continuing to engage fully in the World Trade Organisation and multilateral trade processes. The EU must continue to champion global and multilateral action in this field and push the post-Bali work programme and multilateral negotiations forward.
    • Working towards a reasonable and balanced Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the United States of America, which neither threatens Europe’s safety, health, social and data protection standards, nor jeopardises our cultural diversity. I will ask you to enhance transparency towards citizens and the European Parliament during all steps of the negotiations. Our aim must be to conclude the negotiations on a reciprocal and mutually beneficial basis.
    • Taking forward the various bilateral and regional negotiations which have been launched and considering whether new negotiations should be launched.
    • Developing, in close cooperation with the Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, a strong foreign direct investment policy.
    • Taking stock of the use of our trade defence instruments so that we can decide on the best way forward.
    • Working closely with the High-Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President, the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and the Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs to strengthen the EU’s strategic partnership with Africa.