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Thursday, 15 September 2016 - Strasbourg Final edition
Appointment of a new Commissioner
P8_TA(2016)0348

European Parliament decision of 15 September 2016 approving the appointment of Julian King as a Member of the Commission (C8-0339/2016 - 2016/0812(NLE))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the second paragraph of Article 246 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Article 106a of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,

–  having regard to point 6 of the Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission(1),

–  having regard to the resignation of Jonathan Hill as a Member of the Commission, tendered on 25 June 2016,

–  having regard to the Council's letter of 15 July 2016, whereby the Council consulted Parliament on a decision, to be taken by common accord with the President of the Commission, on the appointment of Julian King as a Member of the Commission (C8-0339/2016),

–  having regard to the hearing of Julian King on 12 September 2016, led by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and to the statement of evaluation drawn up following that hearing;

–  having regard to Rule 118 of, and Annex XVI to, its Rules of Procedure,

1.  Approves the appointment of Julian King as a Member of the Commission;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council, the Commission and the governments of the Member States.

(1) OJ L 304, 20.11.2010, p. 47.

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