Former Estonian PM named as one of the six European Union Commission vice-presidents


Former Estonian PM Andrus Ansip, who resigned at the beginning of the year, has been named as one of the six European Commission vice-presidents.  He will be in charge of the “Digital Single Market”. EC President Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled his 28-strong team yesterdayay, with Ansip, 57, set to oversee several fields, the Commission said..

Ansip will oversee technological issues that various departments are dealing with, from spectrum allocation and competition law to copyright, skills development and data protection. Europe’s single-market project is utterly crucial for tech firms, as it gives them much more regulatory and commercial certainty when trying to address the 28 member states.

Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis, and Finland's Jyrki Katainen were named as vice-presidents, of the Euro and Social Dialogue and Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, respectively.

Ansip and the other 27 commissioners will have to be approved by the European Parliament.

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