The Commission President then presents his or her team and political priorities during a plenary session of the European Parliament. After a debate, MEPs decide, by majority of votes cast, whether to support the new College of Commissioners for a mandate of five years.
MEPs approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday morning, with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. The new Commission now needs to be formally appointed by EU heads of state or government to enable it to take up duty on 1 November for a five-year term. (Read more: Parliament elects new European Commission)
The new European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, has now been formally elected by the European Parliament in Strasbourg with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. It will starts its five-year term on 1 November. Find out more about its composition, the new commissioners and their portfolios in our infographic. (Read more: New European Commission: the commissioners and their portfolios)
The Parliament has approved the new European Commission
09:00-11:45 - Presentation by the Commission President-elect of the College of Commissioners and their programme
11:45-12:15 - Election of the Commission