On Thursday 19 September, the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament adopted a detailed schedule for hearings of Commissioners-designate.

The hearings will start on 30 September and will last until 8 October. In addition, after the hearings, the Conference of Presidents will hold exchange of views with three Executive Vice-Presidents. This will be followed by the meetings between Parliamentary committee chairs and political group coordinators to discuss the outcome of the hearings. The outcome of all hearings will be evaluated by the Conference of Committee Chairs on 15 October and the conclusions will be forwarded to the Conference of Presidents. On 17 october it will decide whether to hold more hearings or to close them. The vote on the new Commission is scheduled on 23 October during the plenary session. To be approved, it needs the simple majority of the votes cast in the plenary, by roll call.

The full schedule can be viewed here.

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