New EU Commissioner presented

The Government today presents Sweden's candidate for new EU Commissioner after the current Cecilia Malmström, who has been in office for ten years. So far, Sweden has had only female EU commissioners.

Before the European Parliament elections last spring, the Social Democrats proposed that all Member States should present both a male and a female candidate.

It is also something that the new EU Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, urged the countries to do.

The new commissioner will be presented at 13.00 - SVT News will be broadcast immediately.

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