Appointment of commissioners-designate: plenary vote
The LIBE, JURI and FEMM Committees held an exchange of views with Ms Martine REICHERTS on 14.07.14 in Strasbourg. Ms REICHERTS has been designated for the portfolio of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. The European Parliament has approved Ms REICHERTS' appointment as Commissioner during its plenary sitting of 16.07.14. Her mandate is expected to last until the end of October, when a new Commission is to be set up.
Claude MORAES (S&D, GB) is the new chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, elected by acclamation on 07.07.14. During its constituent meeting, the Committee has also elected its vice-chairs Kinga GÁL (EPP, HU), Iliana IOTOVA (S&D, BG), Jan Philipp ALBRECHT (Greens/EFA, DE) and Barbara KUDRYCKA (EPP, PL). Together, the chair and vice-chairs make up the bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half year term. The first meeting of the LIBE Committee will take place on 14.07.14.