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Procedure : 2008/2291(INS)
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B6-0575/2008

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PV 22/10/2008 - 4.1
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P6_TA(2008)0505

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Wednesday, 22 October 2008 - Strasbourg
Approving the appointment of Baroness Ashton as a member of the Commission
P6_TA(2008)0505B6-0575/2008

European Parliament decision of 22 October 2008 approving the appointment of Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to Article 214(2), third subparagraph, and Article 215 of the EC Treaty,

–   having regard to Article 4 of the Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the Commission(1),

–   having regard to the resignation of Mr Peter Mandelson as a Member of the Commission, tendered on 3 October 2008,

–   having regard to the nomination by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission,

–   having regard to the Council Decision 2008/779/EC, Euratom of 6 October 2008 appointing a new Member of the Commission of the European Communities(2),

–   having regard to the hearing of the Commissioner-designate before its committee responsible held on 20 October 2008,

–   having regard to Rule 99of its Rules of Procedure,

1.  Approves the appointment of Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission for the remainder of the Commission's term of office until 31 October 2009;

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

(1) OJ C 117 E, 18.5.2006, p. 123.
(2) OJ L 267, 8.10.2008, p. 31.

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