Mariya Gabriel has been the candidate proposed by the Bulgarian Government as Commissioner to replace former Member of the Commission Kristalina Georgieva. On 4 July, the European Parliament voted to approve Mariya Gabriel’s nomination to be the next European digital commissioner.
Her responsibilities as the Member of the European Commission for Digital Economy and Society are:
- Facilitate, under the coordination of Vice-President Ansip, the adoption by the co-legislators of all the legislative proposals presented by the Commission to complete the Digital Single Market.
- Prepare, as part of the project team steered and coordinated by Vice-President Ansip, ambitious proposals for the completion of a connected Digital Single Market, based on the mid-term review.
- Develop and implement measures to make Europe more trusted and secure online, so that citizens and business can fully reap the benefits of the digital economy.
- Ensure that the EU can be a catalyst for public and private investment, focusing on high-quality, digital network infrastructure.
- Support the development of creative industries and of a successful European media and content industry.
- Contribute to activities that turn digital research into successful European innovation stories.
For more information, see Mariya Gabriel's official profile.