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COUNCIL OF
THE EUROPEAN UNION

EN

C/04/328

Brussels, 19 November 2004

14866/04 (Presse 328)

Council appoints the President and Members
of the European Commission

The Council has adopted a decision appointing the President and Members of the Commission of the European Communities. The decision will take effect on 22 November 2004.

The following are appointed to the Commission for the period from 22 November 2004 to 31 October 2009:

– as President:

Mr José Manuel DURÃO BARROSO

– as members:

Mr Joaquín ALMUNIA AMANN

Mr Jacques BARROT

Mr Joe BORG

Mr Stavros DIMAS

Ms Benita FERRERO-WALDNER

Mr Ján FIGEL

Ms Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Mr Franco FRATTINI

Ms Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE

Ms Danuta HÜBNER

Mr Siim KALLAS

Mr László KOVÁCS

Ms Neelie KROES

Mr Markos KYPRIANOU

Mr Peter MANDELSON

Mr Charlie McCREEVY

Mr Louis MICHEL

Mr Andris PIEBALGS

Mr Janez POTOCNIK

Ms Viviane REDING

Mr Olli REHN

Mr Vladimír ŠPIDLA

Mr Günter VERHEUGEN

Ms Margot WALLSTRÖM.

* * *

On 29 June 2004 the Council, meeting in the composition of the Heads of State or Government, nominated Mr José Manuel DURÃO BARROSO as the person it intends to appoint as President of the Commission.

The European Parliament approved that nomination by its Resolution dated 22 July 2004.

By Decision 2004/753/EC, Euratom of 5 November 2004, which repeals and replaces Decision 2004/642/EC, Euratom, the Council adopted by common accord with the nominee for President of the Commission the list of other persons whom the Council intends to appoint as Members of the Commission.

By means of a vote held on 18 November 2004, the European Parliament gave its approval to the appointment of the President and the other Members of the Commission as a college.


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