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Britain says it does not wish to stop the formation of a new EU commission

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Britain says it does not wish to stop the formation of a new EU commission
FILE PHOTO: A woman arrives at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman   -   Copyright  YVES HERMAN(Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain does not wish to stop the formation of a new European Commission, a spokesman for Prime minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, restating the position that London would not be nominating a new commissioner during an election.

“We’ve set out our position to the EU on multiple occasions including in our initial letter … the UK does not intend or wish to stop the EU proceeding with the formation of a new Commission at the earliest possible moment,” the spokesman said.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James; editing by Michael Holden)