Last week, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced her plans for the new European Commission portfolios. The new Commission is expected to start its mandate on 1 November.
Before starting in their suggested roles, the Commissioner-elects will be subjected to hearings by the European Parliament.
The schedule for the hearings of liberal Commissioners has now been released:
Wednesday 2 October:
9.00-12.00 – Didier Reynders (Belgium) – Justice
Hearings by LIBE/JURI
14.30-17.30 – Sylvie Goulard (France) – Internal Market
Hearings by IMCO/ITRE
18.30-21.30 – Janez Lenarčič (Slovenia) – Crisis Management
Hearings by DEVE
Thursday 3 October:
9.00-12.00 – Kadri Simson (Estonia) – Energy
Hearings by ITRE
Monday 7 October:
14.30-17.30 – Věra Jourová (Czech Republic) – Vice-president for Values and Transparency
Hearings by AFCO/LIBE
Tuesday 8 October:
14.30-17.30 – Margrethe Vestager (Denmark) – Executive vice president for the Digital Age
Hearings by ITRE/MCO/ECON
Please note that these timings can be subject to change.
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