European citizens want change. In May 2019, people sent us a strong message. We are listening and we are ready to respond. With 9 Commissioners, the S&D team will be the leading force in the Commission over the next five years.

As the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, I sent a letter to the Commission president-elect in July on behalf of our political family. We were, and we continue to be, very demanding of the political agenda of the next Commission. Our citizens expect us to build a Europe based on equality, solidarity, sustainability and social justice. You can read about our demands in more detail on this page. With the S&D team leading the way with the new Commission and working together with progressive MEPs, we can bring about the change that Europe needs.

Iratxe García Pérez
S&D Group President

Letter from the S&D president to Ms. von der Leyen

Letter from S&D president to Ms. von der Leyen demanding further clarification

During the November plenary session, Parliament voted the new Commission into office. The new commissioners can now start their mandate to bring about change in Europe.

Timmermans Frans
TIMMERMANS Frans
Executive vice-president for Climate Action
Netherlands
Borrell Josep
BORRELL Josep
High-Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission
Spain
Dalli Helena
DALLI Helena
Commissioner for Equality
Malta
Ferreira Elisa
FERREIRA Elisa
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
Portugal
Gentiloni Paolo
GENTILONI Paolo
Commissioner for Economy
Italy
Johansson Ylva
JOHANSSON Ylva
Commissioner for Home Affairs
Sweden
Šefčovič Maroš
ŠEFČOVIČ Maroš
Vice-president for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight
Slovakia
Schmit Nicolas
SCHMIT Nicolas
Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
Luxembourg
Urpilainen Jutta
URPILAINEN Jutta
Commissioner for International Partnerships
Finland

Hearings of the Commissioners-designate

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