EP votes on the new European Commission 

Check out our infographic to find out how the European Commission gets elected  

MEPs decide today whether to approve the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker.

From 29 September to 20 October, EP committees questioned all candidate commissioners during three-hour long hearings to assess their competence.

For a summary of the hearings, check out our special page with videos, images and background information. Search for comments on Twitter with the #EPhearings2014 hashtag.

On 22 October, president-elect Juncker presents his team of commissioners to the Parliament and discussed the incoming Commisison's working programme with MEPs.

After the debate, MEPs vote whether to approve or reject the European Commission as a whole. If elected, the new Commission starts its five-year term on 1 November.

You can watch the debate and vote live on our website via this link.

For more information about how  the new European Commission gets elected, check out our infographic.