EU Justice Commissioner may "renounce" new job Jeannie Shawl at 9:25 AM ET
Rocco Buttiglione, Italy's controversial nominee for EU justice commissioner, said Thursday that he might "renounce" the new job. As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, an EU parliamentary review panel voted to oppose Buttiglione's nomination because of his conservative views on homosexuality. The panel's vote is not binding, nor can the full European Parliament accept or reject individual members of the commission. Listen to Buttiglione's interview on BBC's Today Programme. BBC News has more. The European Parliament has background on the hearings.
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