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The new Commission is ready for work

08/02/2010

Banker reading a newspaper at his desk (c) Reporters One of the first concrete measures that the new team will carry out is "to present a proposal once again to member states to give powers to Eurostat to check national accounts because sometimes we find the statistics we get are not correct," president Barroso told Euronews on the eve of the election of the new College of Commissioners by the European Parliament. Focusing on some of the immediate priorities for his second term, Barroso stressed the need for a "real economic government" for Europe in the sense of a "common approach with strengthened co-ordination".

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