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.