EU: New Commission confirmed


Following the withdrawal of the proposed Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs - Mr Rocco Buttliglione as the Italian nominee - and his replacement by Franco Frattini, the Italian Foreign Minister, the European Parliament today (18 November 2002) voted by 449 in favour; 149 against with 82 abstentions - in favour of President Barroso and the 24-person team.

 

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