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16. 9. 200917:51

The Czech PM congratulates J.M. Barroso on his re-election

Prime Minister Jan Fischer offers his congratulations to José Manuel Barroso on today's plenary decision of the European Parliament.

The European Parliament has approved his nomination to the post of Chairman of the European Commission for the next five years.

"The result of today's vote in the European Parliament is a successful culmination of the agreement reached at the June European Council held in Brussels under the Czech Presidency. Above all, its purpose was to secure for the European Union in the current difficult economic climate the necessary institutional stability and firm leadership. For this reason the Czech government welcomes today's decision by the European Parliament", said Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer.

The Czech government also believes that José Manuel Barroso will take up his task with maximum commitment and will, in cooperation with EU member states, form a high-quality team able to effectively share in the leadership of the European Union over the next few years.