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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 others being appointed at the discretion of the "Commission President.

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Role and benefits[edit]

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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] However, the Vice-President who 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[edit]

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[edit]

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  "Netherlands "PvdA
7 January 1958 9 January 1962 "Robert Marjolin  "France "SFIO
7 January 1958 15 September 1959 "Piero Malvestiti  "Italy "DC
"Hallstein II
10 January 1962 30 June 1967 "Sicco Mansholt  "Netherlands "PvdA
10 January 1962 30 June 1967 "Robert Marjolin  "France "SFIO
10 January 1962 15 May 1963 "Giuseppe Caron  "Italy "DC
30 July 1965 30 June 1967 "Lionello Sandri  "Italy "PSI
"Rey
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 "Sicco Mansholt  "Netherlands "PvdA
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 "Lionello Sandri  "Italy "PSI
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 "Fritz Hellwig  "West Germany "CDU
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 "Raymond Barre  "France "UDF
2 July 1967 30 June 1970 "Wilhelm Haferkamp  "West Germany "SPD
"Malfatti
1 July 1970 21 March 1972 "Sicco Mansholt  "Netherlands "PvdA
1 July 1970 21 March 1972 "Wilhelm Haferkamp  "West Germany "SPD
"Mansholt
22 March 1972 5 January 1973 "Wilhelm Haferkamp  "West Germany "SPD
"Ortoli
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 "Patrick Hillery  "Ireland "FF
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 "Wilhelm Haferkamp  "West Germany "SPD
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 "Henri Simonet  "Belgium "PS
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 "Christopher Soames  "United Kingdom "Con.
6 January 1973 5 January 1977 Carlo Scarascia-Mugnozza  "Italy "DC
"Jenkins
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 "Wilhelm Haferkamp  "West Germany "SPD
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 "Henk Vredeling  "Netherlands "PvdA
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 "Finn Olav Gundelach  "Denmark "SD
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 "François-Xavier Ortoli  "France "RPR
6 January 1977 5 January 1981 "Lorenzo Natali  "Italy "DC
"Thorn
6 January 1981 5 January 1985 "Christopher Tugendhat  "United Kingdom "Con.
6 January 1981 5 January 1985 "François-Xavier Ortoli  "France "RPR
"Delors I
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 "Frans Andriessen  "Netherlands "CDA
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 "Arthur Cockfield  "United Kingdom "Con.
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 Karl-Heinz Narjes  "West Germany "CDU
6 January 1985 5 January 1989 "Lorenzo Natali  "Italy "DC
5 January 1986 5 January 1989 "Manuel Marín  "Spain "PSOE
"Delors II
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 "Frans Andriessen  "Netherlands "CDA
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 "Leon Brittan  "United Kingdom "Con.
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 "Henning Christophersen  "Denmark "Venstre
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 "Manuel Marín  "Spain "PSOE
5 January 1989 6 January 1993 "Filippo Maria Pandolfi  "Italy "DC
"Delors III
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 "Martin Bangemann  "Germany "FDP
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 "Leon Brittan  "United Kingdom "Con.
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 "Henning Christophersen  "Denmark "Venstre
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 "Manuel Marín  "Spain "PSOE
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 "Karel Van Miert  "Belgium "Sp.a
6 January 1993 22 January 1995 "Antonio Ruberti  "Italy "PSI
"Santer
23 January 1995 15 March 1999 "Leon Brittan  "United Kingdom "Con.
23 January 1995 15 March 1999 "Manuel Marín  "Spain "PSOE
Marín
16 March 1999 15 September 1999 "Leon Brittan  "United Kingdom "Con.
"Prodi
16 September 1999 21 November 2004 "Neil Kinnock  "United Kingdom "Labour
16 September 1999 21 November 2004 "Loyola de Palacio  "Spain "PP
"Barroso I
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 "Margot Wallström  "Sweden "SAP
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 "Günter Verheugen  "Germany "PSD
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 "Jacques Barrot  "France "UMP
22 November 2004 9 February 2010 "Siim Kallas  "Estonia "ERP
22 November 2004 8 May 2008 "Franco Frattini  "Italy "FI
9 May 2008 9 February 2010 "Antonio Tajani  "Italy "FI
"Barroso II
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 "Catherine Ashton  "United Kingdom "Labour
9 February 2010 1 July 2014 "Viviane Reding  "Luxembourg "CSV
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 "Joaquín Almunia  "Spain "PSOE
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 "Siim Kallas  "Estonia "ERP
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 "Neelie Kroes  "Netherlands "VVD
9 February 2010 1 July 2014 "Antonio Tajani  "Italy "PDL
9 February 2010 1 November 2014 "Maroš Šefčovič  "Slovakia "Smer
27 October 2011 1 July 2014 "Olli Rehn  "Finland "SK
1 July 2014 1 November 2014 "Michel Barnier  "France "UMP
1 July 2014 1 November 2014 "Günther Oettinger  "Germany "CDU
16 July 2014 1 November 2014 "Jyrki Katainen  "Finland "KOK
"Juncker
1 November 2014 present "Frans Timmermans  "Netherlands "PvdA
1 November 2014 present "Federica Mogherini  "Italy "PD
1 November 2014 31 December 2016 "Kristalina Georgieva  "Bulgaria "GERB
1 November 2014 present "Jyrki Katainen  "Finland "KOK
1 November 2014 present "Valdis Dombrovskis  "Latvia "Unity
1 November 2014 present "Andrus Ansip  "Estonia "ERP
1 November 2014 present "Maroš Šefčovič  "Slovakia "Smer-SD

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