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Vice-President of the European Commission

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Frans Timmermans: Vice-President of the European Commission
Franciscus Cornelis Gerardus Maria (Frans) Timmermans is a Dutch politician and diplomat serving as First Vice President of the European Commission since 2014. Since 2019, Timmermans has served in the von der Leyen Commission as Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal and European Commissioner for Climate Action.

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Eight EU countries call on Timmermans to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

Eight European Union states have called on the bloc's incoming top climate official, Frans Timmermans, to raise the EU's carbon dioxide reduction target for 2030 to 55% from 40%.
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EU's eastern bloc ignored in top jobs deal

Eastern European states have ended up empty-handed in the EU top jobs bonanza after they expended all their political capital in successfully blocking Dutch Socialist Frans Timmermans from becoming..
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Dutch PM Rutte hopes agreement will be reached on top EU jobs

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday said he hoped EU leaders would reach a decision on filling the bloc's top posts, but declined to speculate about the chances of Dutchmen Frans Timmermans..
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Spain's Sanchez sticks by Timmmermans-Weber EU top jobs proposal

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stuck firm to a proposed deal to install Dutchman Frans Timmermans as head of the European Union's executive on arrival on Tuesday for talks with other EU leaders..
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Czech PM Babis: Timmermans absolutely unacceptable as Commission chief

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that Frans Timmermans was absolutely unacceptable as the new president of the European Commission.
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Italy's Conte says cannot accept 'precooked package' for EU top jobs

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday said Italy could not accept a precooked deal that would see Frans Timmermans as EU executive but was not against the Dutchman per say.
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EU leaders close in on top jobs deal after longest-ever talks

European Union leaders are close to picking Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans to head the European Commission, two diplomats said on Monday, as the bloc's political families dragged out horse-trading..
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EU leaders close to agreeing on Timmermans to lead European Commission: two diplomats

European Union leaders are close to awarding socialist Dutchman Frans Timmermans the job of European Commission president, with the center-right Kristalina Georgieva lined up to head the European..
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