EU panel opposes justice nominee
A European Parliament committee has voted to oppose Italian Rocco Buttiglione as the EU's next Justice commissioner, officials say.
Correspondents say Mr Buttiglione's views on issues such as homosexuality and the role of women have prompted unease at the commission.
The move, by the Civil Liberties Committee, is not binding.
Mr Buttiglione, who is Italian European Affairs Minister, is set to take office at the commission on 1 November.