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President Barroso announces caretaker replacements following the resignation of 4 Commissioners Publicēts: 02/07/2014

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President Barroso announces caretaker replacements following the resignation of 4 Commissioners.

  • Vice President Reding, responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship
  • Vice President Tajani, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship
  • Vice President Rehn, responsible for economic and monetary affairs and the Euro
  • Commissioner Lewandowski, responsible for financial programming and the budget

President Barroso has decided to reallocate the portfolios as follows, pending decisions on their replacements (on the basis of article 246 TFEU):

  • Vice President Kallas will take responsibility for the portfolio of Vice President Rehn, responsible for economic and monetary affairs and the Euro
  • Commissioner Hahn will take responsibility for the portfolio of Vice President Reding, responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship (The responsibility for DG Communication and OPOCE has been attributed to Vice President Šefčovič)
  • Commissioner Barnier will take responsibility for the portfolio of Vice President Tajani, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship
  • Commissioner Piebalgs will take responsibility for the portfolio of Commissioner Lewandowski, responsible for financial programming and the budget

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