Election of the 2019 - 2024 Commission
After President-elect von der Leyen presents her team and programme on Wednesday morning, MEPs will vote on the College of Commissioners.
Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (i.e. President David Sassoli and political group leaders) declared the Commissioner-designate hearings process complete on Thursday 21 November. Public hearings of the Commissioners-designate that established their suitability took place before the competent EP Committees between 30 September - 8 October, and on 14 November for three replacement candidates.
Parliament will approve (or reject) the entire list of candidates proposed by the President-elect and the Council by simple majority in a roll call vote on Wednesday at 12:00. The vote will take place after European Commission President-elect von der Leyen presents her team and programme, and the subsequent debate with MEPs.
If elected, the new European Commission will officially take up its duties on 1 December 2019.
Procedure: European Commission election
Debate/vote: Wednesday, 27 November
Press conference: Wednesday, 27 November from 13.30 to 14.30 with David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, and with Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission