Parliamentary hearings of the Commissioners-designate: A decisive step in the investiture process

15-09-2014

The hearings of the Commissioners-designate before the European Parliament's committees are a necessary ingredient in informing Parliament's decision to give its consent to, or reject, the proposed College. Each Commissioner-designate appears before a single hearing, involving one or a few parliamentary committees, after responding to a questionnaire. Due to some national governments' delay in nominating candidates, this time around Commissioners-designate will have only 10 days to prepare for the hearings.

The hearings of the Commissioners-designate before the European Parliament's committees are a necessary ingredient in informing Parliament's decision to give its consent to, or reject, the proposed College. Each Commissioner-designate appears before a single hearing, involving one or a few parliamentary committees, after responding to a questionnaire. Due to some national governments' delay in nominating candidates, this time around Commissioners-designate will have only 10 days to prepare for the hearings.