Johannes Hahn, Commissioner-designate for Regional Policy
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, announced the portfolio responsibilities for the next Commission on 27 November. The appointments must still be approved by the European Parliament in January.
Johannes Hahn, who has until now served as Minister for Science and Research in Austria, has been nominated as Commissioner for Regional Policy. He has a doctoral degree in philosophy and has served on numerous boards on various companies.