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LIVE Hearings today with Helena Dalli Commissioner for Equality. Helena Dalli is heard by the Committees on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) of the European Parliament for a hearing to test her general competences.

Who is Helena Dalli?

Helena Dalli is a Maltese politician with the Labour Party (Malta), and Malta’s candidate to the position of European Commissioner. In 2016, Dalli was the first Maltese nominee and winner of the European Diversity Award for her work in human rights and equality at the local and international level. In 2019, Dalli was presented, on behalf of Malta, with the Diversa Internacional award by the Spanish Association of Lawyers and Lawyers against Hate Crimes. Helena Dalli was presented in recognition of her work for equality on both the domestic and international fronts.

Helena Dalli
Commissioner-designate, Equality

After the hearing by the Committees on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) of the European Parliament​​​​​​​, the committees prepare an evaluation letter on the candidate. Parliament will vote on the new Commission as a whole on 23 October.

European Commission by Ursula von der Leyen

The team of European Commissioners – proposed by its President-elect Ursula von der Leyen – ‘shall be subject as a body to a vote of approval by the European Parliament’.

Before taking this vote, European Parliament committees conduct hearings with the proposed Commissioners in accordance with Parliament’s internal Rules of Procedure.

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