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European elections 2014

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  • ABC of the EU institutions
    What does the Parliament do and what are the responsibilities of the Commission? What do we mean with the European Council and how is it different from the Council of the European Union? Read our infographic for a brief guide to the EU's institutions.
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  • The new European Commission in figures
    The new European Commission led Jean-Claude Juncker has today been approved by the European Parliament, but how is it composed? Check out our infographic to find out more about the gender balance as well as the commissioners' political experience and average age.
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  • New European Commission: the commissioners and their portfolios
    The new European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, has now been formally elected by the European Parliament in Strasbourg with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. It will starts its five-year term on 1 November. Find out more about its composition, the new commissioners and their portfolios in our infographic.
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  • EP votes on the new European Commission
    MEPs decide today whether to approve the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker. In a debate before the vote, they can also say what they think about Juncker’s plans as Commission president for the next five years. As part of European Commission election process, all candidate commissioners were questioned by MEPs to assess if they were fit for the job. Now the Parliament has the final say. Watch the vote live on our website.
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  • Hearings today: Maroš Šefčovič and Violeta Bulc
    Two additional hearings for candidate commissioners will be held in Strasbourg today. Maroš Šefčovič, who has been nominated as the vice-president for the energy Union, will be heard by the environment and industry committees. Meanwhile Violeta Bulc, the new candidate from Slovenia replacing Alenka Bratušek, will be interviewed by the transport committee regarding the transport portfolio she has been assigned.
     Read more: Hearings today: Maroš Šefčovič and Violeta Bulc 
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