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European elections 2014

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  • MEPs say yes to four new Commissioners to replace those who left to become MEPs
    The candidatures of four candidate EU Commissioners, nominated to replace those who left to become MEPs, were approved by Parliament on Wednesday. The four are to serve for the rest of the Commission’s current term, which expires on 31 October 2014. They were given committee hearings on Monday.
     Read more: MEPs say yes to four new Commissioners to replace those who left to become MEPs  
  • Appointing an (interim) commissioner
    Parliament approved the four new members of the European Commission, who will serve until November., on Wednesday morning They are set to replace their compatriots who became MEPs following the European elections in May. As part of the process, the four designates were questioned by the committees responsible for their respective portfolios on Monday evening. Check out our infographic to find out how the whole process works.
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  • Parliament elects Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President
    With 422 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker in a secret ballot on 15 July as President of the new European Commission to take office on 1 November 2014 for a five year term. The minimum number of votes required was 376.
     Read more: Parliament elects Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President  
  • How the president of the European Commission gets elected
    The fate of the next president of the European Commission will be decided on Tuesday 15 July at 12.30 CET when MEPs are asked to vote on the candidacy of Jean-Claude Juncker. The former Luxembourg prime minister was proposed by the member states following the European elections. Check out the infographic for more information about the election procedure and follow the plenary live.
     Read more: How the president of the European Commission gets elected  
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