The French businessman and Hungarian diplomat must still be approved by the MEPs, while the Romanian nomination remains vacant.
As Belgium gets its first female prime minister, we take a look at how many EU countries have female leaders (clue you can count on one hand).
New nominees, gender parity at risk - we look at how the new Commission is shaping up.
Ursula von der Leyen suggests a residence next to her office during her term as Commission president.
"I would like to make a political comment at least only with what I believe. Let's be very careful with the Balkans. Don't let the Balkans get reBalkanised in the old way things were happening then," EU Commissioner Avramopoulos told reporters
Europe is recognising that great-power competition is back and that autopilot solutions, or knee-jerk reactions, are no more than the illusion of a plan. The game that Europe loves so much to play, multilateralism, is under threat.
Ursula von der Leyen might struggle to take over the EU Commission on November 1st. With three designated commissioners rejected by the European Parliament, the risk of delay of the appointment of the new Commission is more realistic than ever.
France's nominee to become European Commissioner, Sylive Goulard, took a beating in the European Parliament. 89 committee members voted against her and only 29 in favour - ostensibly over ethical concerns for which she's being investigated.
Gender parity in Team Ursula and a dedicated portfolio for Equality are seen as moves to strengthen the position of women in the EU, but will it be enough?
Before incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen takes over on November 1, MEPs will scrutinise those nominated to be in her top team.
"Populists? Bring them into the tent". An interview with political scientist Richard Higgott about the challenges of populism in Europe
The EU Parliament has already voted against two of von der Leyen's nominees.
Both nation's choices were rejected by MEPs.
Protection? To quote the definition of the Collins dictionary, this is a process “to prevent someone or something from being harmed or damaged”. The use of the word infers that The Other who moves, who asks for hospitality, who seeks a better life, [...] is a threat.
In this edition of State of the Union: a new look Commission ruffled feathers in the Bubble, Europe and Britain make plans for No Deal and we look at political literature for your Autumn reading lists.
The recent draft decree in Spain caught the attention of Eurogas. The draft decree proposes to reduce the investment in the gas grid by up to some 50% according to projections from Sedigas as of 2021. This questions the viability of the gas system in Spain in the very near future.
Some announcements from EU incoming chief Ursula von der Leyen about her Commission raised eyebrows on Tuesday but perhaps none more so than the new portfolio for "Protecting our European Way of Life."
László Trócsányi was the architect of many of Hungary's most controversial policies towards migration.
The names are out, but the portfolios will be revealed Tuesday. Gender balance achieved, but will the new-look Commission take a new direction?
The new Commission President is seeking to assemble a team that is 50/50 male/female, there are some old faces, some new in the mix.
Of the foreign policy issues confronting Brussels, none is more pressing - or carries the same explosive threat - as that of Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in July 2015.
The gap between EU policies and goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is becoming increasingly wide and new solutions are urgently needed to close it.
AI will be important to Europe’s future, but ethics alone will not be enough for the EU to pull ahead of its competitors.
This week we look at how the new Commission President hopes to get gender balance among the nominees for her Commissioners. And we look at how people remembered Boris Johnson's time as a correspondent in the Belgian capital.
After narrowly winning the majority of MEP votes and securing her spot as the next President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen chose Paris as the location of her first official visit. Watch the Brief from Brussels to learn how hers and French President Emmanuel Macron's views align.
Ursula von der Leyen's appointment as new European Commission chief will allow Brussels and Washington to reset their relationship.