European Parliament hearings for Commissioners designate


The Treaty establishing the European Community provides that Members of the European Commission be subject as a body to a vote of approval by the European Parliament prior to their appointment. The practice was therefore established to hold hearings of each Commissioner designate before the responsible parliamentary committees.

As a general rule, in accordance with the Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission, hearings have also generally been organised when one or several new Commissioners were to be appointed during the course of a Commission's term.

Please find below links to the websites of hearings of Commissioners designate.

 
 Commission led by José Manuel Barroso (2009-2014):
June 2013 - Hearing of Commissioner-designate Mimica
 
bg - Bulgarianes - Spanishcs - Czechda - Danishde - Germanet - Estonianel - Greeken - Englishfr - Frenchhr - Hrvatskiit - Italianlv - Latvianlt - Lithuanianhu - Hungarianmt - Maltesenl - Dutchpl - Polishpt - Portuguesero - Romaniansk - Slovaksl - Slovenianfi - Finnishsv - Swedish
December 2009 / January 2010 - Investiture Procedure of the 2009-2014 Commission: Hearings of the Commissioners designate
  
bg - Bulgarianes - Spanishcs - Czechda - Danishde - Germanet - Estonianel - Greeken - Englishfr - Frenchit - Italianlv - Latvianlt - Lithuanianhu - Hungarianmt - Maltesenl - Dutchpl - Polishpt - Portuguesero - Romaniansk - Slovaksl - Slovenianfi - Finnishsv - Swedish
   

 Commission led by José Manuel Barroso (2004-2009):

October 2008 - Hearing of Baroness Catherine Margaret Ashton of Upholland
 
en - Englishfr - French
June 2008 - Hearings of Vice-President Barrot and Commissioner-designate Tajani
 
bg - Bulgarianes - Spanishcs - Czechda - Danishde - Germanet - Estonianel - Greeken - Englishfr - Frenchit - Italianlv - Latvianlt - Lithuanianhu - Hungarianmt - Maltesenl - Dutchpl - Polishpt - Portuguesero - Romaniansk - Slovaksl - Slovenianfi - Finnishsv - Swedish
April 2008 - Hearing of Mrs Androula Vassiliou
bg - Bulgarianes - Spanishcs - Czechda - Danishde - Germanet - Estonianel - Greeken - Englishfr - Frenchit - Italianlv - Latvianlt - Lithuanianhu - Hungarianmt - Maltesenl - Dutchpl - Polishpt - Portuguesero - Romaniansk - Slovaksl - Slovenianfi - Finnishsv - Swedish
November 2006 - Hearings of the Commissioners designate from Romania and Bulgaria
 
bg - Bulgarianes - Spanishcs - Czechda - Danishde - Germanet - Estonianel - Greeken - Englishfr - Frenchit - Italianlv - Latvianlt - Lithuanianhu - Hungarianmt - Maltesenl - Dutchpl - Polishpt - Portuguesero - Romaniansk - Slovaksl - Slovenianfi - Finnishsv - Swedish
September/November 2004 - Investiture Procedure of the 2004-2009 Commission: Hearings of the Commissioners designate
 
en - Englishfr - French
      

 Commission led by Romano Prodi (1999-2004):

April 2004 - Hearings of the 10 Commissioners designate from the new member states
 
en - Englishfr - French
March 2004 - Hearing of Mr Stavros Dimas
 
en - English
August/September 1999 - Investiture Procedure of the 1999-2004 Commission: Hearings of the Commissioners designate
 
en - English