Food Law News - EU - 2012

Council Press Release, 28 and 29 November 2012

COMMISSION - Appointment of Tonio Borg as commissioner for health and consumer affairs

The following is an extract from the Minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held in Brussels on 28 and 29 November 2012:

The Council appointed by common accord with the President of the Commission, José Manuel Durão Barroso, and in accordance with article 246 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU Tonio
Borg as new commissioner for health and consumer affairs for the remainder of the current term of office of the Commission (31 October 2014).

Tonio Borg is a Maltese national and has been Deputy Prime Minister of his country since 2004 and Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2008. He replaces John Dalli.

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