MEPs set to flex muscles over Brussels posts

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Series Details 26.11.09
Publication Date 26/11/2009
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Article discusses the significance of the hearings that will place in the European Parliament, January 2010 when MEPs interview prospective European Commissioners.

The European Parliament cannot reject individual Commissioners, only confirm or reject the entire Commission. Yet the threat of the 'nuclear option' can be enough to force the European Commission President to make individual changes.

Related Links
ESO: Background information: The new European Commission
ESO: Background information: EU states vie for pivotal Brussels posts
EurActiv, 26.11.09: Ashton faces accusations ahead of Parliament hearing
EurActiv, 8.1.10: Tension mounts ahead of EU 'job interviews'
European Parliament: Your MEPs: Hearings

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