Jean-Claude Juncker was elected president of the European Commission on Tuesday 15 July, during the second plenary of the new term. It's the first time that Parliament has elected the candidate proposed by member state leaders based on the results of the European elections.
The European Parliament elected Juncker as new president of the Commission with 422 votes (out of 729 cast). He should take office on 1 November for a five-year term. The former prime minister of Luxembourg was proposed by the national governments on 27 June following the results of the European elections which saw the party that supported his candidacy - the European People’s Party - win the most seats in the Parliament.
On Wednesday 16 July, Parliament approved Jyrki Katainen (Finland), Ferdinando Nelli Feroci (Italy), Martine Reicherts (Luxembourg) and Jacek Dominik (Poland) as EU commissioners until the rest of the current Commission’s current term. They replace the commissioners from their countries who were elected to the European Parliament last May.
A new College of comissioners will come into office on 1 November 2014, succeeding the 2010-2014 Comission, the last led by José Manuel Barroso.