Several EP Political Groups published a press release outlining what would be their approach to the Commissioner-designate hearings.
The Conference of Presidents (EP President and leaders of political groups) on Thursday decided on the detailed calendar of hearings of the Commissioners-designate.
The hearings will start on 30 September and last until 8 October. On 15 October, the Conference of Committee Chairs will assess the outcome of all hearings and forward its conclusions to the Conference of Presidents. The latter will conduct the final evaluation and decide whether to close the hearings in its meeting on 17 October.
The full Commission needs to be elected by a simple majority of the votes cast in Plenary, by roll call. The vote is set to take place on 23 October.
On Tuesday 24 September 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on the impact of the 2014 reforms package of the EU staff regulations.
The entry into office of the additional judges will be the third stage of the reform of the judicial structure of the European Union.
Financial professionals from around the world gathered in Paris last week for the annual UN Principles for Responsible Investment conference. Participants discussed opportunities and challenges for investing in a more sustainable future, and one message that was heard clearly was that institutional investors such as asset owners and managers – representing more than $85 trillion of funds – will play a key role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Collection of press releases following the debate and votes on the Brexit motions in the European Parliament on 18 September 2019.
Update: new Renew Europe Group press release: J.R. Bauzá : ”We have serious doubts about Romania’s Commission nominee”
On 10 September, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission.
Below you read several EP Political Party press releases, the mission letters from President-elect Ursula von der Leyen to Commissioners-designate, and the overview of the Allocation of portfolios and supporting services.
Update: VP’s Dombrovskis introductory statement on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank is now available.
Christine Lagarde obtained Parliament’s approval to be the ECB’s next President, in a plenary vote on Tuesday.