Margaritis Schinas
age: 57 years
European People's Party
EC Chief Spokesperson - Deputy-Director General DG COMM
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Nationality: EL
Party: EPP
Gender: M
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Von der Leyen changes controversial title for migration portfolio

Monday, November 18, 2019 08:57:00 AM

Incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has changed the title of her migration commissioner from “Protecting our European Way of Life” following criticism it had far-right connotations. Greece’s Margaritis Schinas was tapped to take over the portfolio when von der Leyen takes charge of the Commission next month.
Von der Leyen changes contentious portfolio names after backlash

Friday, November 15, 2019 01:40:00 PM

Ursula von der Leyen | Photo credit: European Parliament Audiovisual European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has agreed to change some of the controversial titles of dossiers allocated in her new executive. The portfolio of Margaritis Schinas will be changed to ‘Promoting our....
EU Commission incoming chief changes title for Margaritis Schinas’ migration portfolio after controversy

Friday, November 15, 2019 05:34:00 AM

EU incoming chief Ursula von der Leyen changed the name of a European Commission’s migration portfolio on Wednesday after the original title, “Protecting our European Way of Life,” sparked criticism for alleged “far-right” connotations. “President-elect Ursula von der Leyen agreed following fruitful....
Next EU Commission VP Schinas Declares Brussels’ Main Priority is Migration

Thursday, November 14, 2019 05:27:00 PM

VP of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas. File photo. Margaritis Schinas, the next Vice President of the European Commission, said on Thursday that a new, integrated, coherent and sustainable European policy on handling refugees and migrants will be the main priority for the von der Leyen administration.
Commissioner Schinas’ portfolio to be renamed

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 05:57:00 PM

EU Commission President-elect Ursula Von der Leyen has decided to rename the portfolio of her migration commissioner, Margaritis Schinas. The new name will be “Promoting the European Way of Life,” her spokesman was quoted as saying Wednesday. The previous title, “Protecting our European Way of Life,” was accused of having far-right connotations.
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