As it happened: Wednesday in the European Parliament

Key Points

  • Wednesday's sitting began at 08.00 BST with a speech from incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
  • The Parliament voted to approve Mr Juncker's Commission team by 423 votes to 209, with 67 abstentions.
  • In the afternoon, attention turned to foreign affairs, with debates on Islamic State fighters and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

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