Hearings today: Katainen, Timmermans and Hill 

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The hearings for the new European Commission take place at the European Parliament  

Jyrki Katainen and Frans Timmermans, who are both candidates for becoming vice-presidents in the new European Commission, take the floor today as part of the ongoing hearings...

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


Finland's Jyrki Katainen has been nominated as the vice-president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness. He will be heard by economic and monetary affairs committee; employment and social affairs committee; industry, research and energy committee; transport and tourism committee; and regional development committee. The hearing starts at 10.00, follow it live here.


Frans Timmermans, from the Netherlands who has been assigned the portfolio of vice-president for better regulation, inter-Institutional relations, rule of law and charter of fundamental rights, will be interviewed by the leaders of the political groups. However, all MEPs are able to attend this Open Conference of Presidents. The hearings starts at 14.30, follow it live here.


There will be an additional hearing for Jonathan Hill, from the UK. He has been nominated as the commissioner for financial stability, financial services and the capital markets union. The hearing organised by the economic and monetary affairs committee starts at 13.00, 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/NGLGreens/EFA and EFDD.


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.