- Algirdas Šemeta for Financial Programming and Budget
- Pawel Samecki for Regional Policy
- Karel de Gucht for Development and Humanitarian Aid
Yet, on the frontpage of the European Commission there is no hint that European citizens are now represented by three new Commissioners (see screen shot from 21:45):
If, by accident, I had come on the Commission website today, it would have seemed as if nothing has changed over there. No single information about the news that the legal approval by the European Parliament took place today, not to speak about the voting results that you can read in the European Parliament press release.
This is yet another example of the inability of the European Commission to contribute to a democratic image of the Union: Yes, today a democratically elected supranational parliament has approved (including dissenting votes) parts of the EU's political executive - but this executive does in no way communicate this democratic event.
Does anyone care? Or am I the only one concerned?
But maybe it is just because Communication Commissioner Wallström has already packed and moved back to Sweden...