Parliament leaves Juncker no choice but to reshuffle his team

October 7, 2014 6:44 AM

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The formation of a new EU executive hit a fresh snag yesterday (6 October) when a parliamentary committee rejected the Hungarian nominated to run Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship due to his record in a government accused of attacking civil rights.

The committee voted to accept Tibor Navracsics in another role on the European Commission, but asked its incoming president, Jean-Claude Juncker, not to assign him the Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship portfolio that Juncker had originally proposed.

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