Council Press Release, 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.