AUTHORS: Emma Watkins
IEEP Analysis Briefing: EU Institutional Developments
José Manuel Barroso has been re-appointed by Member States and the European Parliament as President of the European Commission for its next five-year term. However, he fell rather short of receiving overwhelming support from all political groups in the European Parliament. Prior to his re-appointment, he laid out a document of ‘Political guidelines’ for the next European Commission, which includes a considerable focus on addressing environmental issues such as climate change, agriculture and rural development, sustainable fisheries and environmentally sustainable economic growth.