Public hearings of Commissioners-designate and committee meetings, Brussels
Hearings. Members of the European Parliament will exercise their power of democratic scrutiny by holding hearings to quiz the 27 Commissioners-designate, as presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, on their skills and their qualifications for the posts proposed to them.
These hearings, which will be public, are scheduled to take place from 29 September until Tuesday 7 October. The candidates will be heard by the parliamentary committee(s) active in their proposed fields of responsibility.
Commissioners-designate and/or Committee chairs may decide to hold press points following the meetings. Timetable and venues for all hearings are available in our Agenda.
For more detailed and continuously updated information on the hearings, see our dedicated website.
Budget 2015. The Budgets Committee will vote on amendments, tabled by MEPs, political groups and other committees, to the Council's version of the EU budget for 2015. MEPs are expected to revert to the Commission’s original proposal, so as to ensure sufficient funds for priority areas like research, education and humanitarian aid. The committee will vote on a resolution on the 2015 budget on 7 October. (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
President’s diary. President Schulz will meet the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer on Tuesday. He goes to Lampedusa, Italy, to participate in a commemoration of the mass death of migrants and meet the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Laura Boldrini, on Thursday and Friday.