VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria confirmed on Thursday that it wants Johannes Hahn, the current European Commissioner for enlargement, to stay on as its member of the next commission, headed by Ursula von der Leyen.
The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed von der Leyen as the next Commission president. She will soon have to name a new college of commissioners, with each European country vying for influential portfolios.
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Hahn, a 61-year-old conservative, benefited from the fact Austria currently has a provisional government of civil servants, which is due to remain in place until after the next parliamentary election on Sept. 29.
The previous, right-wing government led by conservative Sebastian Kurz had appeared to prefer replacing Hahn with another conservative. After talks with all...
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