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European Parliament approves the new European Commission

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Wednesday, October 22nd, the European Parliament approved the composition of the new European Commission led by Jean Claude Juncker.

After the approval by EP, Juncker’s team will be able to begin their work November 1st.

Prior to the vote, Juncker asked the EP to approve his team, warning about ‘the last chance’ to regain the trust of citizens.

«Either we succeed in bringing European citizens closer to Europe, or we fail,» – Juncker said. «Either we manage … to dramatically reduce unemployment, or we fail. Either we give a perspective to young Europeans, or we fail.»

«If you give us your support today, we will present the jobs, growth and investment package before Christmas,» – he added. «To those who think excessive austerity will automatically revive growth and create more jobs, they should drop those ideas.»

His promised investment package for economic growth and employment will reach EUR 300 billion.

The composition of the new EC is as follows:

EC President Jean Claude Juncker (Luxembourg);

First Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights Frans Timmermans (Netherlands);

Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis (Latvia);

Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria);

Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič (Slovakia);

Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen (Finland);

Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip (Estonia);

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (Italy);

EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová (Czech Republic);

EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoullos (Greece);

EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger (Germany);

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis (Lithuania);

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager (Denmark);

EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship Tibor Navracsics (Hungary);

EU Commissioner for Economic, Financial, Taxation and Customs Affairs Pierre Moscovici (France);

EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Jonathan Hill (UK);

EU Commissioner for Transport and Space Violeta Bulc (Slovenia);

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas (Portugal);

EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen (Belgium);

EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Poland);

EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström (Sweden);

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan (Ireland);

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu (Romania);

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete (Spain);

EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella (Malta);

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides (Cyprus);

EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Jojannes Hahn (Austria);

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica (Croatia).

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