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On Thursday, 14 November, the three new Commissioners-designate Olivér Várhelyi, Adina-Ioana Vălean and Thierry Breton will face three-hour hearings in the EP.

MEPs will examine whether they are qualified to be Members of the College of Commissioners, to carry out their assigned duties and to deliver on the programme that President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented to MEPs in July.

The exact timing is as follows:

Olivér Várhelyi (Hungary), Commissioner-designate for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Committee on Foreign Affairs

8.00-11.00 Room: JAN 4Q2 (listening room: JAN 6Q2)

Followed by a press point by David McAllister (EPP, DE), Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Follow the hearing live here and here

Viktor ALMQVIST
(+32) 470 88 29 42
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Snjezana KOBESCAK SMODIS
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Paolo SARACA VOLPINI

(+32) 470 88 13 42

Audiovisual Press Officer

Adina-Ioana Vălean (Romania), Commissioner-designate for Transport

Committee on Transport

13.00-16.00 Room: JAN 4Q2 (listening room: JAN 4Q1)

Followed by a press point by Karima Delli (Greens/EFA, FR), Chair of the Committee on Transport

Follow the hearing live here and here

Jaan SOONE
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Isabelle ZERROUK

Audiovisual Press Officer

(+32) 470 88 02 62

Thierry Breton (France), Commissioner-designate for Internal Market

Committees on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and on Industry, Research and Energy

13.00-16.00 Room: JAN 2Q2 (listening room: JAN 6Q2)

Followed by a press point by Petra de Sutter (Greens/EFA, BE), Chair of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and Zdzisław Krasnodębski (ECR, PL), acting Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Follow the hearing live here and here

Isabel TEIXEIRA NADKARNI
(+32) 498 98 33 36
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Baptiste CHATAIN

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Isabelle ZERROUK

Audiovisual Press Officer

(+32) 470 88 02 62