Dubrovnik politician and MEP, Dubravka Suica, has landed a top position inside the newly formed European Commission. President-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented her new team and the new structure of the next commission yesterday, with Croatia’s MEP Dubravka Suica set to become the Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, the first such a position for a Croatian MEP since the country joined EU in 2013.
Suica, a longtime member of the ruling centre-right Croatian Democratic Union, has served as HDZ MP from 2000 to 2011, and was first elected into the European parliament in 2013. Earlier this year, she was appointed vice-president of the European People’s Party (EPP). Dubravka Šuica will also lead, from the Commission side, the work on the Conference on the Future of Europe.