17 September 2014, Geneva – 1 week ago, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President-elect, revealed the names and faces of his new body of European Commissioners.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis, former Health Minister of Lithuania, was designated as new European Commissioner for the Health Policy and Food Safety portfolio.

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) would like to congratulate Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis on his nomination and express its commitment to working with him to ensure that European policy makers champion the health of people living in Europe.