Nicolas Schmit has been selected by von der Leyen to take on the jobs portfolio
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Luxembourg’s former employment minister Nicolas Schmit has been selected to take on the jobs portfolio on the European Commission.
Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented the team and her vision of its structure on Tuesday
Von der Leyen said of the team that it "will shape the European Way: we will take bold action against climate change, build our partnership with the United States, define our relations with a more self-assertive China and be a reliable neighbour, for example to Africa. This team will have to stand up for our values and world-class standards.”
According to the Commission press release, Schmit brings his experience from the European Parliament and his service as national Minister for Employment and Labour”.