Live: New European commissioners face policy grilling by MEPsComments
Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has picked who he wants to be on his team for the next five years.
But he doesn’t get the final say; the European Parliament will grill each candidate over the course of the next week.
MEPs can vote to accept or reject the whole commission after the hearings.
During the hearings, candidates will reply to five written questions from parliamentarians.
They will compile a report on the commissioner-designate in question ahead of a European Parliament plenary session.
There are some controversial choices amongst the 28 names put forward by former Luxembourg prime minister Juncker.
Britain’s Jonathan Hill – up for the financial services job – is seen as being too close to the City of London, while Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia effectively nominated herself when she was still prime minister.
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Monday 29 September
14:30-17:30 Karmenu Vella (Malta) Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
14:30-17:30 Cecilia Malmström (Sweden) Trade
18:00-21:00 Neven Mimica (Croatia) International Cooperation & Development
18:00-21:00 Günther Oettinger (Germany) Digital Economy & Society
Tuesday 30 September
09:00-12:00 Carlos Moedas (Portugal) Research, Science and Innovation
09:00-12:00 Vytensis Andriukaitis (Lithuania) Health & Food Safety
13:30-16:30 Dimitris Avramopoulos (Greece) Migration & Home Affairs
13:30-16:30 Johannes Hahn (Austria) European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations
18:00-21:00 Christos Stylianides (Cyprus) Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management
18:00-21:00 Maroš Šefčovič (Slovakia) Transport & Space
Wednesday 01 October
09:00-12:00 Corina Crețu (Romania) Regional Policy
09:00-12:00 Mariane Thyssen (Belgium) Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
13:30-16:30 Jonathan Hill (UK) Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
13:30-16:30 Vĕra Jourová (Czech Republic) Consumers and Gender Equality
18:00-21:00 Tibor Navracsics (Hungary) Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship
18:00-21:00 Miguel Arias Cañete (Spain) Climate Action & Energy
Thursday 02 October
09:00-12:00 Pierre Moscovici (France) Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
09:00-12:00 Phil Hogan (Ireland) Agriculture & Rural Development
13:30-16:30 Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria) Budget & Human Resources
13:30-16:30 Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Poland) Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
18:00-21:00 Margarethe Vestager (Denmark) Competition
Monday 06 October
14:30-17:30 Valdis Dombrovskis (Latvia) Euro & Social Dialogue
14:30-17:30 Alenka Bratušek (Slovenia) Energy Union
18:30-21:30 Andrus Ansip (Estonia) Digital Single Market
18:30-21:30 Federica Mogherini (Italy) High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission
Tuesday 07 October
09:00-12:00 Jyrki Katainen (Finland) Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
09:00-12:00 Frans Timmermans (Netherlands) First Vice-President, Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights