Incoming European Commission Head Names Team Of Commissioners, Calls For Accountability In Implementing SDGs

Devex: The E.U.’s development commissioner-elect receives her mission
“Provided she passes a grilling from the European Parliament in the coming weeks, former Finnish finance minister Jutta Urpilainen will lead the European Union’s development policy for the next five years. Ursula von der Leyen, the former German defense minister who will head the European Commission from Nov. 1, unveiled her team of 26 commissioners Tuesday, saying each will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals in their policy area and all will be accountable for overall implementation of the goals…” (Chadwick, 9/11).