Together with current two deputies – Pascal Leardini and Celine Gauer – Juhansone will lead and steer the work of the Secretariat-General and will notably ensure continuity and a smooth transition between the end of the Juncker Commission and the beginning of the Von der Leyen Commission.
We congratulate our former ambassador-permanent representative Mrs Ilze Juhansone as she is taking over tasks of General Secretary @EU_Commission ?? Wishing all the success, you will do great, as always! https://t.co/Wxo3hzYMXt— Latvia in EU (@LVinEU) July 24, 2019
European Commission Secretary-General Martin Selmayr has announced he'll resign to dispel concerns about Germany’s excessive influence with the Commission following Ursula von der Leyen’s election as the European Commission’s President.
Juhansone, then Latvia’s ambassador to the European Union, was appointed the European Commission’s deputy secretary-general in 2015.