The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has decided to assign the duties performed by Olli Rehn as the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs to the now-former Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen. Barroso announced his anticipated decision on Wednesday.
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Katainen to succeed Rehn as commissioner
The appointment of Katainen as a member of the European Commission will not become official until he has been vetted by the European Parliament.