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New European Commission approved by EU Parliament

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Barroso II has been given the green light.
 
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have approved the lineup of the new European Commission.
 
This clears the way for the EU executive to take office, nearly four months behind schedule.
 
Legislators voted 488 to 137 in favour of the 26-member team put forward by Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
 
Seventy-two lawmakers abstained.