eu40-mep2016-43 copyAfter EU40 is already represented in the Commission by our wonderful alumni Cecilia Malmstrom, we are proud to now count two Commissioners our own. We congratulate member Mariya Gabriel for being nominated to replace Kristalina Georgieva as European Commissioner.

MEP Gabriel is set to take over the digital portfolio, of which Vice President Andrus Ansip has been in charge after the reassignment of Commissioner Gunther Oettinger in January 2017.

A member of Bulgaria’s ruling GERB party, Mariya Gabriel is currently Vice-Chair of the EPP group and member of the Civil Liberties committee, enjoying much appreciation from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as from VP Andrus Ansip and EPP leader Manfred Weber.