Kroes Set to Replace Reding as European Digital Commissioner
[Satellite TODAY 12-01-09] The European Commission (EC) has appointed Neelie Kroes as commissioner responsible for the Digital Agenda, the EC announced Nov. 27. EC President José Manuel Barroso named Kroes as part of a new set of commissioners, which will serve until October 2014.
Kroes previously served as EC commissioner for competition policy and replaces Viviane Reding, who becomes EC commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship.
The new Commission must gain approval from the European Parliament before it takes office. The EC expects approval by early 2010.