European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Wednesday the distribution of portfolios within the new EU executive, ending months of negotiations with EU member states.
Seven Commissioners from Barroso's team will continue their mandate in the new Juncker Commission. There are also five former prime ministers, five MEPs, and two former MEPs.
The new College will also have seven Vice-Presidents, each leading a project team. Better Regulation agenda commissioner Frans Timmermans will be the the first Vice-President and right-hand of the President. Timmermans will also act as a watchdog.
The European Parliament still has to approve the new team and some of the candidates will have to demonstrate during the hearings with the MEPs they have the right skills and values for the job.
If confirmed in a Parliament vote in October, the European Commission will take office on 1 November 2014.