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Incoming EU commissioners slate finalized with new Justice nominee

[JURIST] Incoming European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has finalized a new team of commissioners that appeared to put the power transition of the European Union back on track. Most notably, Barroso replaced controversial Justice portfolio nominee Rocco Buttiglione with Franco Frattini, now the Italian Foreign Minister. The new administration was supposed to take office last Monday, but the original line-up was stalled after objections to Buttiglione. The new slate is expected to be presented for parliamentary approval soon. A full list of the incoming commissioners and comments from Barroso are available here [PDF]. BBC News has more.

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