EU Commissioner Gabriel resigns from her post
New Commissioners for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth will be Margrethe Vestager and Margaritis Schinas.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced yesterday that Mariya Gabriel has resigned as European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. She was appointed by the Bulgarian president to form a government in her home country. Von der Leyen thanked her for her work in the post, in which she spent three and a half years, and for the contribution she made to promoting the Commission's priorities during that time.
Her agenda will be taken over with immediate effect by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, with Vestager in charge of innovation and research and Schinas in charge of education, culture and youth.