EP votes in favour of Tonio Borg as EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Tonio Borg’s appointment as Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy. The EP supported Dr Borg with 386 votes in favour, 281 against and 28 abstentions. Mr Borg comes from Malta.

The appointment should now be approved in Council in the coming days and he will then officially replace John Dallì as Commissioner.

The full EP press release is available here: www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/pressroom/content/20121116IPR55761/html/Borg-secures-EP-backing-as-Commissioner-after-week-of-tension