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The New European Commission

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The selection of a new European Commission, never the simplest of political tasks, will this year be more complex than ever. Politically and institutionally, 2009 contains a whole range of permutations regarding the ‘how?’, ‘when?’ and ‘who?’ of the next EU executive.

On the institutional plane, the Irish must vote again on the Lisbon Treaty. With the result uncertain, it is unclear both when the new Commission will enter into force and exactly how many commissioners will feature in the next college.

To read the LinksDossier which explains the current understanding for future Commissioners, please click here.

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