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The EU's Development Commissioner-Designate Receives Her Mission (Devex)

September 11, 2019

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"Provided she passes a grilling from the European Parliament in the coming weeks, former Finnish finance minister Jutta Urpilainen will lead the European Union’s development policy for the next five years.

Ursula von der Leyen, the former German defense minister who will head the European Commission from Nov. 1, unveiled her team of 26 commissioners Tuesday, saying each will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals in their policy area and all will be accountable for overall implementation of the goals...

Mikaela Gavas from the Center for Global Development, which recently issued recommendations to the new commission on relations with Africa, added that Finland consistently ranked in the top three of CGD’s commitment to development index during Urpilainen’s tenure as finance minister."

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