Ilze Juhansone will be the European Commission’s secretary-general. This has been said by POLITICO which quoted two Commission officials.
These officials said that the College of Commissioners will appoint her at its meeting in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
Juhansone has been acting secretary-general since the resignation of Martin Selmayr, the powerful previous incumbent, last summer. She has used the intervening time to move from outsider to frontrunner in the race for the permanent appointment as the Commission’s most senior civil servant.
Formerly Latvia’s ambassador to the EU, Juhansone joined the Commission from her country’s diplomatic service in 2015, becoming deputy secretary-general.