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2008/2291(INS) Decision approving the appointment of Baroness Catherine Margaret Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission

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2008/10/22
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2008/10/22
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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The European Parliament adopted, by 538 votes to 40 with 63 abstentions, a resolution approving the appointment of Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission for the remainder of the Commission's term of office until 31 October 2009. The appointment follows the resignation of Peter Mandelson as a Member of the Commission, tendered on 3 October 2008.

Documents
2008/10/22
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2008/10/21
   EP - Motion for a resolution
Documents
2008/10/08
   Final act published in Official Journal
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PURPOSE: to appoint Baroness Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission for the remainder of the Commission's term of office until 31 October 2009.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2008/779/EC, Euratom appointing a new member of the Commission of the European Communities

CONTENT: the Council adopted this Decision appointing Baroness Catherine Margaret ASHTON OF UPHOLLAND a member of the Commission for the period from 6 October 2008 to 31 October 2009. This follows the resignation of Peter Mandelson from the Commission in a letter dated 3 October 2008.

DATE OF EFFECT: 06/10/2008.

Documents

Votes

B6-0575/2008 - Nomination Catherine Ashton - décision

2008/10/22 Outcome: +: 538, 0: 63, -: 40
DE ES IT FR PL RO NL BE GB SE EL HU PT BG IE CZ SK AT LT DK FI LU LV SI CY EE MT
Total
83
47
61
56
48
27
25
22
63
17
23
20
15
14
13
18
12
13
9
13
11
6
6
5
5
5
4
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233

Austria PPE-DE

Abstain (1)

4

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Denmark PPE-DE

1

Finland PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Latvia PPE-DE

2

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Cyprus PPE-DE

2

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Malta PPE-DE

2
icon: PSE PSE
181

Ireland PSE

1

Czechia PSE

2

Lithuania PSE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Estonia PSE

2

Malta PSE

2
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79

Sweden ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Austria ALDE

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2
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36

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Romania Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1
icon: UEN UEN
36

Lithuania UEN

1

Denmark UEN

Abstain (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
33

Germany GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

4

Spain GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

France GUE/NGL

2

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Finland GUE/NGL

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1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: NI NI
24

Italy NI

For (1)

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

3
2

Belgium NI

Against (1)

1

Bulgaria NI

2

Austria NI

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1
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19

Poland IND/DEM

3

Netherlands IND/DEM

2
5

Sweden IND/DEM

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2

Greece IND/DEM

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1

Ireland IND/DEM

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1

Czechia IND/DEM

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1

Denmark IND/DEM

Abstain (1)

1

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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  • date: 2008-10-08T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32008D0779 title: Decision 2008/779 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2008:267:TOC title: OJ L 267 08.10.2008, p. 0031
  • date: 2008-10-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=16262&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2008-505 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0505/2008 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
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  • date: 2008-10-21T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B6-2008-575&language=EN title: B6-0575/2008 type: Motion for a resolution body: EP
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  • date: 2008-10-08T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to appoint Baroness Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission for the remainder of the Commission's term of office until 31 October 2009. LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2008/779/EC, Euratom appointing a new member of the Commission of the European Communities CONTENT: the Council adopted this Decision appointing Baroness Catherine Margaret ASHTON OF UPHOLLAND a member of the Commission for the period from 6 October 2008 to 31 October 2009. This follows the resignation of Peter Mandelson from the Commission in a letter dated 3 October 2008. DATE OF EFFECT: 06/10/2008. docs: title: Decision 2008/779 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32008D0779 title: OJ L 267 08.10.2008, p. 0031 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2008:267:TOC
  • date: 2008-10-22T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=16262&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2008-10-22T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2008-505 title: T6-0505/2008 summary: The European Parliament adopted, by 538 votes to 40 with 63 abstentions, a resolution approving the appointment of Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, as a Member of the Commission for the remainder of the Commission's term of office until 31 October 2009. The appointment follows the resignation of Peter Mandelson as a Member of the Commission, tendered on 3 October 2008.
  • date: 2008-10-22T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
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