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EU Parliament elects new European Commission

EU Parliament elects new European Commission

22 October 2014, Strasbourg – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday morning, with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. The new Commission now needs to be formally appointed by EU heads of state or government to enable it to take up duty on 1 November for a five-year term.

 

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