Council Has Officially Nominated Barroso for Second Mandate

The Council of the European Union has officially nominated Jose Manuel Barroso as the person the Council intends to appoint as President of the Commission for the period from 1 November 2009 to 31 October 2014.

This is an important step in the procedure, probably intended to curb objections of some MEPs to Mr. Barroso’s candidacy.

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