22nd Oct 2016


Finnish PM to take over as commissioner from 1 July

Finnish EU commissioner Olli Rehn will take up his EP seat on 1 July and wants to sit on the trade committee, he told EUobserver Thursday morning. The remainder of Rehn term will be carried out by Finnish PM Jyrki Katainen. A new commission is due in office late autumn.

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