Fischer Boel, Mariann (1943 - )

Press conference by Mariann Fischer Boel on the simplification of the CAP (Photo:

Fischer Boel, Mariann (1943 - )

Danish member of the Barroso I Commission with responsibility for agriculture from 2004-2009. France did not allow her to continue in the Barroso II Commission from 2010.

Appointed in 2004 after a conversation between Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the designated Commission President, José Manuel Barroso

According to Article 17.7 TEU in the Lisbon Treaty, the member states no longer determine for themselves who is to be a Commissioner. The decision is taken by agreement between the Commission President and a super-qualified majority of prime ministers. 



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See also CAP and EU Commission