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Brussels, 25 November 2009

Commissioners designate for the next Commission

Following the election of the President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso, in September, and the naming of the High Representative / Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton, last week, all Member States have now nominated Commissioners designate. President Barroso will now proceed with the allocation of portfolios. Hearings at the European Parliament will then take place in January before the College of Commissioners as a whole will be subject to a vote of approval by the European Parliament.

President Barroso said: "I am pleased to have received nominations from all Member States. Now it is my job to allocate the right portfolios to the right people. I look forward to present a strong Commission team to the European Parliament".

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Commissioners designate for the next Commission

Austria Johannes Hahn

Belgium Karel De Gucht

Bulgaria Rumiana Jeleva

Cyprus Androulla Vassiliou

Czech Republic Štefan Füle

Denmark Connie Hedegaard

Estonia Siim Kallas

Finland Olli Rehn

France Michel Barnier

Germany Günther H. Oettinger

Greece Maria Damanaki

Hungary László Andor

Ireland Máire Geoghegan Quinn

Italy Antonio Tajani

Latvia Andris Piebalgs

Lithuania Algirdas Šemeta

Luxembourg Viviane Reding

Malta John Dalli

The Netherlands Neelie Kroes

Poland Janusz Lewandowski

Romania Dacian Ciolo ş

Slovakia Maroš Šefčovič

Slovenia Janez Potočnik

Spain Joaquín Almunia

Sweden Cecilia Malmström

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