Christos Stylianides from Cyprus came through his confirmation hearing with flying colors last week and is expected to become the European Union's new commissioner for humanitarian aid after a European Parliament vote later this month. Here are his seven priorities for the portfolio he will inherit from the charismatic Kristalina Georgieva.
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Diederik Kramers is a freelance correspondent in Brussels covering EU and NATO affairs. A former spokesperson and communications officer for UNICEF and UNHCR, he previously worked as foreign desk and Eastern Europe editor for the Dutch press agency ANP and as editor-in-chief of the Dutch quarterly Ukraine Magazine.