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Parliament elects new European Commission

EU News 424/2014

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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First group photo of the Juncker Commission, Date: 22/10/2014 Reference: P-026497/00-17 (C)EU, 2014 URL