New composition of European Commission is announced

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The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso has announced the distribution of portfolios in the new composition of the EU executive institution. German Günter Ettinger will become EU Energy Commissioner, the EU expansion and European policy of good-neighbourly relations will be directed by Czech Stefan Fule, justice and main human rights – by a commissioner from Luxemburg Viviane Reding, internal affairs – by Swede Cecilia Malmström and trade – by Belgian Karel De Gucht.

“Interfax” notes that all commissioners will go through an audition in the European Parliament before being appointed. The whole commission should be approved by the European Parliament at the end of January.