The foreign affairs committee of the European Parliament (AFET) will hear László Trócsányi, the Hungarian commissioner-designate selected for the Neighbourhood and Enlargement portfolio, on October 1, the EP’s Conference of Presidents said. The body published the final schedule of its hearings on Thursday. Trócsányi’s hearing, a three-hour question and answer session, is to start at 6.30 pm.
After the hearings, the designated commissioner can be confirmed immediately with a two-third majority of the EP parliamentary groups’ coordinators. Alternatively, the committee can ask the designated members of the European Commission to answer written questions or appear before the committee a second time. The European Parliament is set to vote about the list of EC members in a plenary session on October 23. European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next EC in Brussels on September 10.