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Thursday, 5 October 2023 - Strasbourg
Approval of the appointment of Wopke Hoekstra as Member of the European Commission
P9_TA(2023)0347

European Parliament decision of 5 October 2023 on the appointment of Wopke Hoekstra as a Member of the Commission (C9-0335/2023 - 2023/0809(NLE))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Article 246, second paragraph, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Article 106a of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,

–  having regard to point 6 of the Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission(1),

–  having regard to the resignation of Frans Timmermans as a Member of the Commission,

–  having regard to the Council's letter of 8 September 2023, whereby the Council consulted Parliament on a decision, to be taken by common accord with the President of the Commission, on the appointment of Wopke Hoekstra as a Member of the Commission (C9-0335/2023),

–  having regard to the letter of the President of the Commission of 1 September 2023,

–  having regard to the hearing of Wopke Hoekstra on 2 October 2023, led by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, with the association of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Development and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and to the evaluation letter drawn up following that hearing,

–  having regard to the examination by the Conference of Committee Chairs concluded by written procedure on 4 October 2023, and the examination by the Conference of Presidents at its meeting on 4 October 2023,

–  having regard to Rule 125 of, and Annex VII to, its Rules of Procedure,

1.  Approves the appointment of Wopke Hoekstra as a Member of the Commission for the remainder of the Commission’s term of office until 31 October 2024;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council, the Commission and the governments of the Member States.

(1) OJ L 304, 20.11.2010, p. 47.

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