On 10 September, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announced the composition of his team, who will lead EU policy making for the coming five years.  The field of education remains within the competences of the Commissioner for Education, culture, youth and citizenship, assigned to the Hungarian candidate Tibor Navracsics. However, the areas of skills and multilingualism – traditionally linked with education – are now covered by the Commissioner for Employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility with the Belgian incumbent Marianne Thyssen. Research will continue to be under the responsibility of the Commissioner for Research, science and innovation, assigned to Carlos Moedas from Portugal. Nevertheless, the Joint Research Centre – previously under the scope of the Directorate-General (DG) Research and Innovation – will now belong to DG Education and Culture.
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