President Juncker consults the European Parliament on Sir Julian King as Commissioner for the Security Union

On 11 July, President Juncker interviewed Sir Julian King as the candidate for Commissioner from the United Kingdom to replace former Commissioner Lord Hill. On this basis, President Juncker has today announced his intention to allocate the Security Union portfolio to Sir Julian King. The Commissioner for the Security Union will support the implementation of the European Agenda on Security that the European Commission adopted on 28 April 2015. He will contribute to delivering an operational and effective Security Union, as the Commission announced in its Communication of 20 April 2016 on delivering on the European Agenda on Security. A Mission Letter sent today by President Juncker to Sir Julian King details his main tasks and responsibilities as Commissioner in charge of the Security Union. A full press release (including a CV by Sir Julian King) is available online.