Reinfeldt Welcomes Barroso Decision
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has welcomed the formal decision by EU leaders to nominate José Manuel Barroso for a second period as European Commission president.
The agreement was made a few weeks ago, but the formal support now means that the European Parliament now has a candidate to vote on.
Reinfeldt says in a statement that he hopes the vote will now take place in September.
MEPs have said that without a formal proposal they could not hold a vote.