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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Sweden Names New EU Commissioner

Published: 2024-07-08

Sweden's government has announced its nominee for the next European Union Commissioner.

Jessika Roswall, the current EU Minister, has been selected as Sweden's candidate for the position.

The announcement came today, marking a shift from the previous commissioner, Ylva Johansson of the Social Democrats.

This change reflects the current government's composition, with the Moderate Party likely to secure its first EU Commissioner role since Sweden joined the EU 28 years ago.

The specific portfolio for Sweden's new commissioner will be determined through negotiations with the European Commission President, expected to be Ursula von der Leyen for another term.