Extracts from the vote of the Members of the EP on the nomination of Androulla Vassiliou as a Member of the EC

Type: Report   Reference: I-057001   Duration: 10:46:26  Lieu:
End production: 09/04/2008   First transmission: 09/04/2008
Following the resignation of Markos Kyprianou, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, accepted the proposal from the new Cypriot government to nominate Androulla Vassiliou as new Member of the EC in charge of Health. A lawyer by profession, she served as a Member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus for two terms between 1996 and 2006, and served in the European Affairs Committee and in the Joint Parliamentary Committee of Cyprus and the EU. She is married to George Vassiliou, former President of the Republic of Cyprus (1988-1993) and Chief Negotiator for Cyprus' accession to the EU. Androulla Vassiliou faced a three-hour hearing before the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committees, allowing Members of the EP to consider whether to back her appointment, and on 9 April 2008, in plenary session, the Members of the EP voted the nomination of Androulla Vassiliou as Member of the EC

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10:44:30 Title 00:00:04
10:44:35 Exterior view of the European Parliament in Brussels 00:00:05
10:44:40 Arrivals of Members of the EP to the plenary session (6 shots) 00:00:36
10:45:16 Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the EP, (in GERMAN) announcing the procedure of vote for Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Health (2 shots) 00:00:18
10:45:34 Hans-Gert Pöttering opening the vote (in GERMAN) 00:00:07
10:45:41 Members of the EP voting (4 shots) 00:00:14
10:45:55 Hans-Gert Pöttering closing the vote (in GERMAN) 00:00:05
10:46:00 Results of the vote (4 shots) 00:00:26
10:46:26 Members of the EP applauding (2 shots) 00:00:09
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