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European elections 2014

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  • Decision time: MEPs about to finish evaluation of new Commission
    The fate of the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker will be decided on Wednesday 22 October when MEPs will be asked to either approve or reject it. However, there will still be two additional hearings before that decision can be taken. Violeta Bulc, commissioner-designate for transport, and Maroš Šefčovič, proposed as Commission vice-president for the energy union, will be questioned on Monday following a reshuffle of the portfolios.
     Read more: Decision time: MEPs about to finish evaluation of new Commission 
  • Hearings today: Katainen, Timmermans and Hill
    Jyrki Katainen and Frans Timmermans, who are both candidates for becoming vice-presidents in the new European Commission, take the floor today as part of the ongoing hearings at the Parliament. Katainen will be interviewed by the relevant committees and Timmermans will be heard at a group's presidents meeting open to all MEPs. There will also be and additional hearing for Jonathan Hill. Follow the meetings live on our website and join the conversation on the EP's social media platforms.
     Read more: Hearings today: Katainen, Timmermans and Hill 
  • Hearings today: Alenka Bratušek, Valdis Dombrovskis, Andrus Ansip and Federica Mogherini
    Vice-president designates Alenka Bratušek, Valdis Dombrovskis, Andrus Ansip and high representative Federica Mogherini are next to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be tested today by the relevant parliamentary committees. Follow the meetings live on our website and join the conversation on Parliament’s social media channels.
     Read more: Hearings today: Alenka Bratušek, Valdis Dombrovskis, Andrus Ansip and Federica Mogherini  
  • Scrutiny time: a recap of the first week of commissioner hearings
    The vetting of president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker's team by Parliament's committees commenced on Monday 29 September. 21 of the 27 commissioners-designate have now been heard by MEPs who had the opportunity to quiz the candidates on their competence and expertise for the portfolios assigned to them. Read our summary here of what has happened thus far.
     Read more: Scrutiny time: a recap of the first week of commissioner hearings 
  • Hearings today: Hogan, Moscovici, Bieńkowska, Georgieva and Vestager
    Phil Hogan, Pierre Moscovici, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Kristalina Georgieva and Margrethe Vestager are the next candidate commissioners to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be tested today by the relevant parliamentary committees. Follow the meetings live on our website and join the conversation on Parliament’s social media channels.
     Read more: Hearings today: Hogan, Moscovici, Bieńkowska, Georgieva and Vestager 
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