Vecer: Commissioners

Romano Prodi, successor to Jacques Santer at the head of the European Commission, will not have an easy time putting together the new European government after the changes in the European Parliament last month. While most governments of the member states are left-centred, right-wing parties won a strong majority to the Union parliament at June elections, expecting the selection of European commissioners to reflect the expressed will of the electorate. National delegation leaders on the European Parliament have pledged not to confirm new commissioners at the October session unless they are satisfied with Prodi's selection, Maribor's Vecer says.

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