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Two additional hearings for candidate commissioners will be held in Strasbourg today. Maroš Šefčovič, who has been nominated as the vice-president for the energy Union, will be heard by the environment and industry committees. Meanwhile Violeta Bulc, the new candidate from Slovenia replacing Alenka Bratušek, will be interviewed by the transport committee regarding the transport portfolio she has been assigned.

The hearings of nominees for the new Juncker Commission started on 29 September. Click here for our recap on Storify of all the hearings so far.


Today, 20 October, the following hearings take place (all times are CET):


  • Maroš Šefčovič, nominated as the vice-president for the energy union, will be heard by the environment and industry committees. The hearing starts at 19.00 and you can follow it live here.

  • The new candidate from Slovenia Violeta Bulc has been put forward for the transport portfolio. Her hearing with the transport committee starts at 19:00. Follow it live here.

For more on the hearings, click on the links on the right. You can follow the reactions from the political groups on the hearings online. To do this, just click on the name of the group: EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, GUE/NGL and Greens/EFA.


You can follow candidate commissioners and political groups' questions and answers on our press Twitter accounts.


Missed a hearing? Read our Storify accounts following each hearing and use the hashtag #EPhearings2014 to comment on Twitter.