Jean-Claude Juncker was elected president of the European Commission on Tuesday 15 July, during the second plenary of the new term. It's the first time that Parliament elects the candidate proposed by the member state leaders, acting on the results of the European elections. Members also called for more transparency in the EU-US trade talks, gave Lithuania the go ahead to join eurozone and approved four new commissioners. Read on and discover the highlights of the 14-17 July plenary session.
The European Parliament elected Jean-Claude Juncker as new president of the European Commission on Tuesday, with 422 votes. He should take office on 1 November for a five year term. Mr Juncker was proposed by the member-state governments on 27 June following the results of the European Elections which saw the party that supported his candidacy, the EPP, receive the most seats in parliament.
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