On 5 December 2011 in Brussels, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, signed the EP Golden Book of Jerzy Buzek, President of the EP.
By the end of 2012, Jerzy Buzek will leave the EP Presidency. Indeed, the two major factions of the European Parliament, the EPP and the S&D, have reached a formal agreement to share the Presidency under the 2009-2014 term. Under the agreement, Jerzy Buzek is President in the first half of the term while Martin Schulz (SPD, Germany) will succeed him in the second half (2012-2014) of the term.
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