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Vice-President of the European Commission

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A Vice-President of the European Commission is a post in the European Commission usually occupied by more than one member of the Commission. Since the 2009 Lisbon Treaty entered into force, one of these is ex officio the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, with the remaining being appointed at the discretion of the Commission President.

Role and benefits

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The current First Vice-President Frans Timmermans from the Netherlands.

Any Vice-President occupies this role in addition to the usual portfolio as Commissioner. Although the post of Vice-President gives little extra power, it is seen as important in appointments.

Commission salaries are set as a percentage of the top civil service grade. Vice-Presidents are paid at 125% (€22,122.10 monthly), in comparison to 112.5% (€19,909.89) for normal Commissioners and 138% (€24,422.80) for the President.[1][2] The first Vice-President however, as he or she is also the High Representative, is paid at 130% (€23,006.98).[3] There are further allowances on top of these figures.[1]

First Vice-President

The First-Vice-President usually takes on the main role of a Vice-President: taking over from the President in their absence. The current First-Vice-President is Frans Timmermans. The Previous First-Vice-President was Catherine Ashton who was also the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Historical Vice-Presidents

Legend:   [     ] Socialist (PES) – [     ] Liberal (ALDE) – [     ] People's (EPP-ED)

Commission Entered office Left office Name State Party
Hallstein I
7 January 1958 9 January 1962 Sicco Mansholt 23x15px Netherlands PvdA
7 January 1958 9 January 1962 Robert Marjolin 23x15px France SFIO
7 January 1958 15 September 1959 Piero Malvestiti 23x15px Italy DC
Hallstein II
10 January 1962 30 June 1967 Sicco Mansholt 23x15px Netherlands PvdA
10 January 1962 30 June 1967 Robert Marjolin 23x15px France SFIO
10 January 1962 15 May 1963 Giuseppe Caron 23x15px Italy DC
30 July 1965 30 June 1967 Lionello Sandri 23x15px Italy PSI
Rey
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 Sicco Mansholt 23x15px Netherlands PvdA
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 Lionello Sandri 23x15px Italy PSI
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 Fritz Hellwig 23x15px West Germany CDU
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 Raymond Barre 23x15px France UDF
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 Wilhelm Haferkamp 23x15px West Germany SPD
Malfatti
1 July 1970 21 March 1972 Sicco Mansholt 23x15px Netherlands PvdA
1 July 1970 21 March 1972 Wilhelm Haferkamp 23x15px West Germany SPD
Mansholt
22 March 1972 5 January 1973 Wilhelm Haferkamp 23x15px West Germany SPD
Ortoli
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 Patrick Hillery 23x15px Ireland FF
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 Wilhelm Haferkamp 23x15px West Germany SPD
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 Henri Simonet 23x15px Belgium PS
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 Christopher Soames 23x15px United Kingdom Con.
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 Carlo Scarascia-Mugnozza 23x15px Italy DC
Jenkins
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 Wilhelm Haferkamp 23x15px West Germany SPD
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 Henk Vredeling 23x15px Netherlands PvdA
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 Finn Olav Gundelach 23x15px Denmark SD
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 François-Xavier Ortoli 23x15px France RPR
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 Lorenzo Natali 23x15px Italy DC
Thorn
6 January 1981 5 January 1985 Christopher Tugendhat 23x15px United Kingdom Con.
6 January 1981 5 January 1985 François-Xavier Ortoli 23x15px France RPR
Delors I
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 Frans Andriessen 23x15px Netherlands CDA
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 Arthur Cockfield 23x15px United Kingdom Con.
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 Karl-Heinz Narjes 23x15px West Germany CDU
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 Lorenzo Natali 23x15px Italy DC
5 January 1986 5 January 1989 Manuel Marín 23x15px Spain PSOE
Delors II
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 Frans Andriessen 23x15px Netherlands CDA
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 Leon Brittan 23x15px United Kingdom Con.
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 Henning Christophersen 23x15px Denmark Venstre
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 Manuel Marín 23x15px Spain PSOE
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 Filippo Maria Pandolfi 23x15px Italy DC
Delors III
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 Martin Bangemann 23x15px Germany FDP
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 Leon Brittan 23x15px United Kingdom Con.
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 Henning Christophersen 23x15px Denmark Venstre
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 Manuel Marín 23x15px Spain PSOE
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 Karel Van Miert 23x15px Belgium Sp.a
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 Antonio Ruberti 23x15px Italy PSI
Santer
23 January 1995 15 March 1999 Leon Brittan 23x15px United Kingdom Con.
23 January 1995 15 March 1999 Manuel Marín 23x15px Spain PSOE
Marín
16 March 1999 15 September 1999 Leon Brittan 23x15px United Kingdom Con.
Prodi
16 September 1999 21 November 2004 Neil Kinnock 23x15px United Kingdom Labour
16 September 1999 21 November 2004 Loyola de Palacio 23x15px Spain PP
Barroso I
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 Margot Wallström 23x15px Sweden SAP
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 Günter Verheugen 23x15px Germany PSD
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 Jacques Barrot 23x15px France UMP
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 Siim Kallas 23x15px Estonia ERP
22 November 2004 8 May 2008 Franco Frattini 23x15px Italy FI
9 May 2008 9 February 2010 Antonio Tajani 23x15px Italy FI
Barroso II
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 Catherine Ashton 23x15px United Kingdom Labour
9 February 2010 1 July 2014 Viviane Reding 23x15px Luxembourg CSV
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 Joaquín Almunia 23x15px Spain PSOE
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 Siim Kallas 23x15px Estonia ERP
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 Neelie Kroes 23x15px Netherlands VVD
9 February 2010 1 July 2014 Antonio Tajani 23x15px Italy PDL
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 Maroš Šefčovič 23x15px Slovakia Smer
27 October 2011 1 July 2014 Olli Rehn 23x15px Finland SK
1 July 2014 1 November 2014 Michel Barnier 23x15px France UMP
1 July 2014 1 November 2014 Günther Oettinger 23x15px Germany CDU
16 July 2014 1 November 2014 Jyrki Katainen 23x15px Finland KOK
Juncker
1 November 2014 present Frans Timmermans 23x15px Netherlands PvdA
1 November 2014 present Federica Mogherini 23x15px Italy PD
1 November 2014 present Kristalina Georgieva 23x15px Bulgaria GERB
1 November 2014 present Jyrki Katainen 23x15px Finland KOK
1 November 2014 present Valdis Dombrovskis 23x15px Latvia Unity
1 November 2014 present Andrus Ansip 23x15px Estonia ERP
1 November 2014 present Maroš Šefčovič 23x15px Slovakia Smer-SD
  • First Vice-Presidents are in italics.

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