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EU Commissioner’s Health responsibilities transferred to Commission Vice-President

Friday 29 March 2019

As of 1 April 2019, the European Commission’s Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Kateinen, will take over the portfolios of health and foodsafety from current Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis. Mr Andriukaitis is running for the presidency of Lithuania, and will be on unpaid electoral leave from 1 April until 13 May, with the possible extension until 27 May should he make it to the election “run-off” in the country.