Diaconescu trusts Barroso’s capability to make up strong team

Minister of Foreign Affairs Cristian Diaconescu said on Wednesday that Jose Manuel Barroso’s validation for a new mandate as President of the European Commission was a signal referring to the institutional coherence in Europe, the Romanian chief diplomat voicing confidence in his capability „to make up a strong and balanced team.”

„The vote of the European Parliament is an essential stage covered in the process of validating the future European Commission, which will assume the mandate for the next five years.

The nomination of Mr Jose Manuel Barroso for a new term in office is an important political signal concerning the institutional coherence and continuity in Europe in a context in which the debates on the future of the Union are paid very much attention to, expecting the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

We wish much success to Mr Barroso in fulfilling the European aims and trust his capability to make up a strong and balanced team, which should be able to cope with the current challenges,” thinks Cristian Diaconescu, according to a release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday was reelected President of the European Commission for another five-year mandate. The European Parliament validated him by secret ballot by a vote of 382 to 219 and 117 abstentions.

Thus the European Parliament officially voiced support for the future President of the European Commission and for the working programme made by him considering the activity to be carried out by the Commission in 2009-2014.

The process of designating the head of the future college of the Commission started at the meeting of the European Council on June 18-19, 2009, when the heads of state or government of the member states unanimously endorsed Jose Manuel Durao Barroso’s candidacy for a second mandate as President of the European Commission.

The next stage in this process aims at establishing the team of commissioners to work on the future European Commission. According to the treaties in force the President Designate of the European Commission is in charge of allotting their portfolios.

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