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Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - Brussels Provisional edition
Approval of the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as a Member of the European Commission
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European Parliament decision of 7 October 2020 on the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as a Member of the Commission (C9-0295/2020 - 2020/0803(NLE))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Article 246, second paragraph, 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 Phil Hogan as a Member of the Commission,

–  having regard to the Council's letter of 14 September 2020, whereby the Council consulted Parliament on a decision, to be taken by common accord with the President of the Commission, on the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as a Member of the Commission (C9-0295/2020),

–  having regard to the letter of the President of the Commission of 14 September 2020,

–  having regard to the hearing of Mairead McGuinness on 2 October 2020, led by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, and to the evaluation letter drawn up following that hearing,

–  having regard to the examination by the Conference of Committee Chairs at its meeting on 5 October 2020, and the examination by the Conference of Presidents at its meeting on 6 October 2020,

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

1.  Approves the appointment of Mairead McGuinness as a Member of the Commission for the remainder of the Commission’s term of office until 31 October 2024;

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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