The Juncker Commission officially began its term on 1 November 2014 and will run until 31 October 2019.
Following the first pan-European election campaign, Jean-Claude Juncker was proposed on 27 June by the European Council to the European Parliament as candidate for Commission president. The European Council thereby took the result of the elections to the European Parliament into account.
On 15 July, Jean-Claude Juncker was then elected by the European Parliament by a majority of 422 votes, on the basis of the political guidelines he presented to the Parliament.
Following his election and an interview process of candidates for commissioners, the president-elect selected the other members of the Commission. The final list of commissioners-designate was then agreed between the President-elect and the Council on 5 September. President-elect Juncker presented his team and the allocation of portfolios on 10 September which was followed by individual hearings of the Commissioners-designate in front of the relevant European Parliament committees.
On this basis, and following the adjustments Juncker made to his team to address issues raised in the European Parliament hearings, the European Parliament gave its consent to the entire College with 426 votes in favour. The European Council then appointed the European Commission at its summit on 23 October.
The Commission is composed of the College of Commissioners of 28 members, including the President and Vice-Presidents. The Commissioners, one from each EU country, are the Commission's political leadership during a 5-year term. Each Commissioner is assigned responsibility for specific policy areas by the President.
The Commissioners and their portfolios can be found here:
President Juncker has highlighted that his first priority will be to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and to stimulate investment for the purpose of job creation, and announced that in the first three months of his mandate that he would launch an ambitious jobs, growth and investment package.
To read the political guidelines of the Juncker Commission in full go to: