The Juncker Commission: no further EU enlargement

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The new Commission represents a victory for the smaller states and for Angela Merkel’s austerity policy.


The main thing to be retained from the structure and the composition of the new EU Commission is its strictly hierarchic and rather rigid structure. 

The new College has seven Vice Presidents, six in addition to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs (Federica Mogherini), each leading a project team, or what was earlier called a “cluster”. Examples include 'Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness', 'Digital Single Market' or 'Energy Union’. 

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