“The nominees to the 27-member European Commission hope to get the backing of Euro MPs, in a key vote on 26 January, after each has been questioned in confirmation hearings.
Like the last Commission, this one is headed by veteran Portuguese conservative politician Jose Manuel Barroso.
Commissioners serve a five-year term and are responsible for drafting EU legislation and ensuring compliance with it. So who are the main players in the new team?”
See the list on the BBC website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8453971.stm