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Tough test for Jeleva at EP hearings

Bulgarian Rumania Jeleva, Commissioner-designate for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, faced tough questioning from MEPs at the confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Jeleva...

Good performance by EU enlargement nominee

S&D Euro MPs today voiced their satisfaction with a parliamentary hearing of EU Commissioner designate on enlargement and neighbourhood policy, Štefan Füle. Said S&D Group Vice Presidents,...

Reding doesn’t solve the puzzle over Barroso's split of Justice and Home Affairs portfolio

Commissioner designate Viviane Reding gave a polished performance but left some key issues unanswered during today’s hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels. Claude Moraes MEP, S&D...

Serious doubts about nominee for EU anti-fraud Commissioner

Serious concerns about the capability of the Commission candidate nominee in charge of the fight against fraud were thrown up at a parliamentary hearing in Brussels today. S&D Euro MPs held back...

The next Commissioner on Trade must not hesitate on defending human right and EU jobs

Socialists and Democrats can only be partially satisfied with today’s hearing of candidate Commissioner on International Trade, Karel de Gucht. S&D Group Vice President Hannes Swoboda MEP and S...

EU warning to bankers over bonuses

In a polished and confident presentation to a parliamentary hearing today, the EU nominee as competition chief set out a comprehensive vision of how the EU should meet future challenges. Joaquín...

Nominee for EU budget commissioner "competent but uninspiring"

The nominee for new EU budget commissioner "lacks vision and ambition", said S&D Euro MPs today, declaring themselves disappointed with his performance at a three-hour hearing at the European...

Ashton shows clear determination

S&D Euro MPs today said that Baroness Ashton showed clear determination to be both a strong EU foreign minister and a strong Commission vice-president when she appeared before the European...