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Special meeting of the European Council (16 July 2014). Conclusions

EUCO 147/14  


1. Following the election by the European Parliament of the President of the European Commission, the European Council had an exchange of views with the President-elect, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, relating in particular to the priorities set out in the Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change agreed on 27 June 2014. It calls on all Institutions to concentrate their activities on areas where the Union can make a real difference. The European Council reiterated its commitment to ensure regular monitoring of these strategic priorities.

2. The President of the European Council reported on the consultations he conducted, in accordance with the Treaties, on other appointments for the next institutional cycle. The European Council held a first debate in that respect and agreed to come back to it for a final decision at a special meeting on 30 August. 

3. The new Commission will be appointed by the European Council following a vote of consent 

author(s): European Council
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