The appointment of Jyrki Katainen (NCP) to the European Commission is practically a certainty after three committees of the European Parliament decided on Wednesday to endorse him for the office of Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. The members of the committees first approved the appointment of Katainen to the commission by a 123—40 vote and then as a vice-president by a 98—52 vote.
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Katainen cleared for vice-presidency
Although the committees formally only recommend that Katainen be appointed, in effect his appointment is very likely. The European Parliament is scheduled to approve the composition of the new commission in a plenary session in two weeks.