Reynders takes over as EU competition chief

European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders will take over Margrethe Vestager's competition portfolio, he announced on X on Tuesday. Vestager announced earlier in the day that she had taken leave to run for the presidency of the European Investment Bank.

"Following Executive Vice-President Vestager's leave, I have been assigned the portfolio responsibility for Competition," Reynders wrote. "I will continue to ensure that EU competition policy and rules are vigorously enforced. I thank President von der Leyen for her confidence."

Between 1999 and 2019, Reynders (MR) was Belgium's minister for Finance, Foreign Affairs and Defence.



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