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European elections 2014

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  • Who's who in Parliament
    Following last year's European elections MEPs elected Martin Schulz as the president of the European Parliament. Also selected were 14 vice-presidents and five quaestors, responsible for administrative and financial matters. Check out our infographic to find out who is who in the new Parliament.
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  • European Commission: what Juncker's new team will be working on
    The new European Commission will start its five-year term on 1 November, but what will it be working on? President Jean-Claude Juncker has already announced a €300 billion investment plan, but there will be many other plans that will have to be scrutinised and voted on by the European Parliament before they can enter into force. There are also plans inherited from the previous Commission that have to be dealt with, from roaming charges to banking reforms. Read on to find out what is coming up.
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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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