Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the European Court of Justice
EU News 494/2014
Luxembourg, 10 December 2014
President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office today in Luxembourg, at the Court of Justice of the EU. With this “solemn undertaking”, the members of the Commission are pledging to respect the Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, to carry out their responsibilities in complete independence and in the general interest of the Union. Commissioners will also promise not to seek or take instructions from any authorities, to refrain from engaging in actions incompatible with their duties and performance of their tasks, and to respect their obligations during and after their term of office.
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Swearing in of the Juncker Commission before the Court of Justice. Jean-Claude Juncker Date: 10/12/2014 Reference: P-026879/00-01 Location: Strasbourg - Council of Europe (C)EU, 2014 URL