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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition
Election of the Commission
P9_TA-PROV(2019)0067

European Parliament decision of 27 November 2019 electing the Commission (2019/2109(INS))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the second and third subparagraphs of Article 17(7) of the Treaty on European Union,

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

–  having regard to European Council Decision (EU) 2019/1136 of 2 July 2019(1), proposing Ursula von der Leyen as candidate for President of the Commission,

–  having regard to Ursula von der Leyen’s statement and the presentation of her political guidelines made in plenary sitting on 16 July 2019,

–  having regard to its decision of 16 July 2019(2) electing Ursula von der Leyen as President of the Commission,

–  having regard to European Council Decision (EU) 2019/1330(3), taken with the agreement of the President-elect of the Commission, of 5 August 2019 appointing the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

–  having regard to Council Decision (EU) 2019/1949 taken by common accord with the President-elect of the Commission of 25 November 2019 adopting the list of the other persons whom the Council proposes for appointment as Members of the Commission, and repealing and replacing Decision (EU) 2019/1393(4),

–  having regard to the hearings of the Commissioners-designate held from 30 September to 14 November 2019 before the parliamentary committees and to the committees’ evaluations of the Commissioners-designate after the hearings,

–  having regard to the examination concluded by the Conference of Committee Chairs on 20 November 2019 and the examination by the Conference of Presidents at its meeting of 21 November 2019,

–  having regard to the statement made in plenary sitting by the President-elect of the Commission on 27 November 2019,

–  having regard to Rule 125 of, and Annex VII to, its Rules of Procedure,

1.  Gives its consent to the appointment of the President, the Vice-President for external relations (High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the other Members of the Commission, as a body, for the term of office running to 31 October 2024;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the European Council, the Council of Ministers and the President-elect of the Commission.

(1) OJ L 179 I, 3.7.2019, p. 2.
(2) Texts adopted, P9_TA(2019)0002.
(3) OJ L 207, 7.8.2019, p. 36.
(4) OJ L 304, 26.11.2019, p. 16.

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