Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.23
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
The European Parliament has elected the new European Commission, a message posted on the website of the European Parliament said on Oct.23.
Members of parliament approved the new college of 27 commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker, with 423 votes in favor, 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.
Edited by SI