Commissioners-designate Olivér Várhelyi (Hungary), Adina-Ioana Vălean (Romania) and Thierry Breton (France) face hearings in Parliament on Thursday 14 November.
Before the European Parliament votes the new European Commission, led by Ursula von der Leyen, into office, parliamentary committees assess the suitability of all commissioners-designate.
Parliament’s legal affairs committee identified conflicts of interests with two earlier candidates - László Trócsányi (Hungary) and Rovana Plumb (Romania) - while Sylvie Goulard (France) did not receive the support of the internal market and industry committees for the post of internal market commissioner. As a result, the three candidates had to be withdrawn and new candidates were proposed.
Each candidate commissioner is invited to a live-streamed, three-hour hearing in front of the committee or committees responsible for their proposed portfolio.
Learn more about the hearings process.
Hearings on Thursday, 14 November
8.00 - 11.00 am CETResponsible committee: foreign affairs
13.00 - 16.00 CETResponsible committees: internal market and consumer protection; industry, research and energy
13.00 - 16.00 CETResponsible committee: transport and tourism