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U.K.+E.U.

Council Decision

of 9 May 2008

appointing a new member of the Commission of the European Communities

(2008/380/EC, Euratom)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular the second paragraph of Article 215 thereof,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular the second paragraph of Article 128 thereof,

Whereas:

In a letter dated 7 May 2008, followed by a letter dated 8 May 2008, Mr Franco FRATTINI resigned from his post as a member of the Commission. He should be replaced for the remainder of his term of office,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1U.K.+E.U.

Mr Antonio TAJANI is hereby appointed a member of the Commission for the period from 9 May 2008 to 31 October 2009.

Article 2U.K.+E.U.

This Decision shall take effect on 9 May 2008.

Article 3U.K.+E.U.

This Decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 9 May 2008.

For the Council

The President

A. Bajuk