EU Commissioners-designate hearings in committees

Update: three new hearing scheduled for 14 November 2019. Briefings by the EPRS are available.

The answers of the Commissioners-designate to the EP questionnaire are now available

The designated members of the von der Leyen Commission will be heard by the EP committees dealing with their respective portfolios on 30.09-03.10.2019, and 07-08.10.2019. Each hearing is set to last three hours, during which the commissioner-designate will give an opening speech and then answer questions posed by committee members.

Monday 30 September

Joint AFCO/JURI hearing (ITRE/PETI associated): Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President designate of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight (14:30 – 17:30)

INTA hearingPhil Hogan, Commissioner-designate for Trade (18:30 – 21:30)

Joint ITRE/CULT hearingMariya Gabriel, Commissioner-designate for Innovation and Youth (18:30 – 21:30)

Tuesday 1 October 

DEVE hearing: Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner-designate for International Partnerships (9.00 – 12.00)

AGRI hearing (ENVI associated): Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner-designate for Agriculture (14:30 – 17:30)

EMPL hearing (ECON associated): Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner-Designate for jobs (09.00 – 12.00)

LIBE hearing: Ylva Johansson, Commissioner-designate for Home Affairs (14.30 – 17.30)

AFET hearing: László TRÓCSÁNYI, Commissioner-designate for Neighbourhood and Enlargement (18.30 – 21.30) (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)

ENVI hearing (AGRI associated): Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner-designate for Health (18:30 – 21:30)

Wednesday 2 October

Joint JURI/LIBE hearing (IMCO associated): Didier Reynders, Commissioner-designate for Justice (09:00 – 12:00)

TRAN hearing (ENVI associated): Rovana Plumb, Commissioner-designate for Transport (9.00 – 12.00) (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)

Joint IMCO/ITRE hearing: (CULT/JURI associated): Sylvie Goulard, Commissioner-designate for Internal Market (14.30 – 17.30)

Joint EMPL/FEMM hearing (LIBE associated): Helena Dalli, Commissioner-Designate for equality (14.30 – 17.30).

REGI hearing (BUDG/ECON associated): Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner-designate for Cohesion and Reforms (18.30 – 21.30)

DEVE hearing (ENVI associated): Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner-designate for Crisis Management (18:30 – 21:30)

Thursday 3 October

ECON hearing (BUDG/EMPL associated): Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner-designate for the Economy (09:00 – 12:00)

ITRE hearing (ENVI associated): Kadri Simson Commissioner-designate for Energy (09:00 – 12:00)

Joint ENVI/PECH hearingVirginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner-designate for Environment & Oceans (14:30 – 17:30)

Joint BUDG/CONT hearing (JURI associated): Johannes Hahn, Commissioner-designate for Budget & Administration (14:30 – 17:30)

Joint CULT/LIBE hearing (EMPL associated): Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President designate of the European Commission for Protecting our European Way of Life (18:30-21:30)

AFCO hearing (EMPL associated): Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President designate of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography (18:30 – 21:30)

Monday 7 October

AFET hearing: Josep BORRELL, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy/Vice-President-designate of the European Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World (14.30 – 17.30)

Joint AFCO/LIBE hearing (JURI associated): Věra Jourová, Vice-President designate of the European Commission for Values and Transparency (14:30 – 17:30)

Tuesday 8 October

Joint ECON/EMPL hearing (BUDG associated): Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President designate of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People (09:00 – 12:00)

Joint ECON/IMCO/ITRE hearing (JURI associated): Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President designate of the European Commission for Europe Fit for Digital Age (14:30 – 17:30)

ENVI hearing (ITRE/TRAN associated): Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President designate of the European Commission for the European Green Deal (18:30 – 21:30)

Second Joint AGRI/ENVI hearingJanusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner-designate for Agriculture (11:00 – 12:30)


Thursday 14 November

AFET hearing: Hearing of Oliver Várhelyi, Commissioner-designate for Neigbourhood and Enlargement

TRAN hearing: Hearing of Adina-Ioana Vălean, Commissioner-designate for Transport

Joint IMCO/ITRE hearing (CULT/JURI associated): Hearing of Thierry Breton, Commissioner-designate for Internal Market


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