miércoles, 8 de octubre de 2014

Jonathan Hill and Frans Timmermans hearings

  • The British and Dutch nominees for the next European Commission have been undergoing pre-confirmation hearings with MEPs
  • The UK's Lord Hill has faced the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee for a second time, having failed to win its support first time round
  • The Dutch nominee, Frans Timmermans, has been appointed to the new role of First Vice-President of the Commission
  • Mr Timmermans has been facing scrutiny from an Open Conference of Presidents, a special committee that all MEPs are invited to attend
  • After the hearings, the MEPs will produce separate reports on their performances
  • The Commission as a whole then needs to get a vote of approval from the European Parliament, currently scheduled for the end of this month

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