European Union executive 2014-2019

Women represent 33% of Commission which includes 5 former prime ministers

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled the European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period.

The team, which must now be approved by the European Parliament, includes 5 former prime ministerr ministers and 4 former deputy prime ministers. Nineteen are former government ministers and 7 are former commissioners.

The average age is 48 and women represent 33 per cent of the Commission, the same representation as under Mr Junkers’ predecessor, José Manuel Barroso.

The following is the roster of the new European Commission:


Austria: Johannes Hahn (56) outgoing regional policy commissioner from the centre-right. Former CEO of gaming equipment maker. * Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

Belgium: Marianne Thyssen (58) centre-right EU parliamentarian and former leader of the Flemish Christian Democrat party. * Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.

Bulgaria: Kristalina Georgieva (61) outgoing centre-right humanitarian affairs commissioner. Formerly a vice president at the World Bank and country representative in Russia. * Commission's Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources.

Croatia: Neven Mimica (60) outgoing centre-left consumer protection commissioner. A career politician and diplomat, he oversaw Croatia's talks with the World Trade Organization in the late 1990s, and the start of Zagreb's membership negotiations with the European Union in 2000-01. * Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.

Cyprus: Christos Stylianides (56) former government spokesman from the centre-right. * Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

Czech Republic: Centre-left development minister Vera Jourova (50). * Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.

Denmark: Liberal Economy Minister, Margrethe Vestager (46). A career politician and leader of the Social Liberals since 2007. * Commissioner for Competition.

Estonia: Andrus Ansip (58) former centre-right prime minister who took Estonia into the euro zone in 2011. * Commission's Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.

Finland: Jyrki Katainen (42) outgoing economics commissioner and former prime minister of Finland from the centre-right. * Commission's Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.

France: Pierre Moscovici (56) former finance minister. Belongs to the moderate, reformist wing of the Socialists. * Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union.

Germany: Guenther Oettinger, outgoing energy commissioner from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right party. * Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

Greece: Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos (61) part of the centre-right bloc and former mayor of Athens. * Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs.

Hungary: Foreign Minister Tibor Navracsics (48) from the centre-right ruling Fidesz party. Former justice minister and deputy prime minister. * Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship.

Italy: Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini (41) already named EU foreign policy chief and Juncker's deputy. She is among the youngest politicians in prime minister Matteo Renzi's ruling centre-left party and has spent most of her career in foreign affairs in parliament. * European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Commission Vice-President

Ireland: Former Environment Minister Phil Hogan (54) from the centre-right bloc. * Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Latvia: Valdis Dombrovskis (43) former prime minister from the centre-right. * Commission's Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue.

Lithuania: Former health Minister Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, 63, part of the Socialist bloc. * Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.

Luxembourg: Jean-Claude Juncker, former 59-year-old prime minister, confirmed as Commission president. From the centre-right bloc in parliament, he was chairman of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers. * European Commission President.

Malta: Karmenu Vella (64) former tourism minister from the centre-left. * Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Netherlands: Outgoing Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (53) a career diplomat from the centre-left Labour Party. * Commission's first Vice-President in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Juncker said Timmermans would be his "right hand".

Poland: Deputy prime minister Elzbieta Bienkowska (50). * Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises.

Portugal: Secretary of State Carlos Moedas (44) from centre-right Social Democratic party. Founded own investment company in 2008 and was a banker at Goldman Sachs. * Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

Romania: Corina Cretu, centre-left member of EU legislature * Commissioner for Regional Policy.

Slovenia: Alenka Bratusek, former prime minister * Commission's Vice-President for Energy Union.

Slovakia: Maros Sefcovic, current vice-president in charge of cooperation among EU institutions and a career diplomat. * Commissioner for Transport and Space.

Spain: Miguel Arias Canete, former agriculture minister * Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

Sweden: Cecilia Malmstrom, current internal affairs commissioner * Commissioner for Trade.

UK: Jonathan Hill (54) former centre-right leader of upper house of parliament (Lords). Public relations consultant and former chief of staff to Conservative prime minister John Major in the 1990s. * Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.

Éanna Ó Caollaí

Éanna Ó Caollaí

Iriseoir agus Eagarthóir Gaeilge An Irish Times. Éanna Ó Caollaí is The Irish Times' Irish Language Editor, editor of The Irish Times Student Hub, and Education Supplements editor.