Two would-be EU commissioners rejected by European Parliament

European Parliament President Sassoli (Sept 30th) sent two letters on Monday to Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen regarding the Legal Affairs Committee’s decision on two Commissioners-designate.

European Parliament President David Sassoli sent the letters to the President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen to inform her that the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has voted to declare Commissioners-designate László Trócsányi and Rovana Plumb unable to exercise their functions, on the grounds of conflicts of interest found when their declarations of financial interests were examined.

Until President-elect von der Leyen has communicated to the Parliament what further steps she intends to take, the hearings for the Romanian and Hungarian Commissioners-designate will be suspended.

Hearings began on Monday for the Commissioner-designates of the new European Commission. The hearings last until 8th October, before they are evaluated by Committee Chairs and then eventually closed by Group leaders on 17th October. Parliament is then due to vote on the new Commission as a whole in Strasbourg on 23rd October.

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