Live: New European commissioners face policy grilling by MEPs

Live: New European commissioners face policy grilling by MEPs
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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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  1. Monday 29 September

Karmenu Vella EU Commission
14:30-17:30 Karmenu Vella (Malta) Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Cecilia Malmstrom EU Commission
14:30-17:30 Cecilia Malmström (Sweden) Trade

Neven Mimica EU Commission
18:00-21:00 Neven Mimica (Croatia) International Cooperation & Development

Gunther Oettinger EU Commission
18:00-21:00 Günther Oettinger (Germany) Digital Economy & Society

  1. Tuesday 30 September

Carlos Moedas EU Commission
09:00-12:00 Carlos Moedas (Portugal) Research, Science and Innovation

Vytenis Andriukaitis EU Commission
09:00-12:00 Vytensis Andriukaitis (Lithuania) Health & Food Safety

Dimitris Avramopoulos EU Commission
13:30-16:30 Dimitris Avramopoulos (Greece) Migration & Home Affairs

Johannes Hahn EU Commission
13:30-16:30 Johannes Hahn (Austria) European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations

christos stylianides EU Commission
18:00-21:00 Christos Stylianides (Cyprus) Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management

maros sefcovic Commission
18:00-21:00 Maroš Šefčovič (Slovakia) Transport & Space

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  1. Wednesday 01 October

corina cretu eu commission hearing
09:00-12:00 Corina Crețu (Romania) Regional Policy

marianne thyssen
09:00-12:00 Mariane Thyssen (Belgium) Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

jonathan hill eu commission hearing
13:30-16:30 Jonathan Hill (UK) Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

vera jourova
13:30-16:30 Vĕra Jourová (Czech Republic) Consumers and Gender Equality

tibor navracsics eu commission hearing
18:00-21:00 Tibor Navracsics (Hungary) Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship

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miguel arias canete eu commission hearing
18:00-21:00 Miguel Arias Cañete (Spain) Climate Action & Energy

  1. Thursday 02 October

pierre moscovici eu commission hearing
09:00-12:00 Pierre Moscovici (France) Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

Phil Hogan Eu commission hearing
09:00-12:00 Phil Hogan (Ireland) Agriculture & Rural Development

kristalina georgieva Eu commission hearing
13:30-16:30 Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria) Budget & Human Resources

elzbieta-bienkowska Eu commission hearing
13:30-16:30 Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Poland) Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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margrethe vestager Eu commission hearing
18:00-21:00 Margarethe Vestager (Denmark) Competition

  1. Monday 06 October

 valdis dombrovskis eu commission
14:30-17:30 Valdis Dombrovskis (Latvia) Euro & Social Dialogue

alenka bratusek eu comission hearing
14:30-17:30 Alenka Bratušek (Slovenia) Energy Union

andrus ansip
18:30-21:30 Andrus Ansip (Estonia) Digital Single Market

Federica Mogherini EU Commission
18:30-21:30 Federica Mogherini (Italy) High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission

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  1. Tuesday 07 October

Jyrki Katainen EU Commission
09:00-12:00 Jyrki Katainen (Finland) Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

Frans Timmermans EU Commission
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

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