The next head of the European Commission formally announced her new team on Monday with the near equal gender balance for the first time in the EU executive’s history, APA reports citing Reuters.
Future Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who pledged gender equality in her college of commissioners, confirmed the list of 27 for the term running until 2024. The next Commission takes over on Nov. 1.
Including herself, her team contains 13 women and 14 men.
The previous administration of Jean-Claude Juncker had nine women among 28 members. Britain, which is set to exit the European Union on Oct. 31, has not named a new commissioner.