LIVE Hearings today with Janez Lenarcic Commissioner for Crisis management. Janez Lenarčič is heard by the Committee on Development (DEVE) of the European Parliament for a hearing to test his general competences. Members of the European Parliament in Brussels test his European commitment and specific expertise related to his portfolio.


Who is Janez Lenarcic?

Janez Lenarcic is a Slovenian diplomat. Lenarčič holds a degree in international law from the University of Ljubljana (1992). Janez Lenarcic entered the Slovenian foreign service in 1992. His first posting in 1994-1999 was at the Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations in New York.

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Janez Lenarčič served as ODIHR Director from July 2008 to June 2014.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

He was the Slovenian Ambassador to the OSCE from 2003 to 2006. In 2005, when Slovenia held the OSCE’s Chairmanship, Janez Lenarcic chaired the Permanent Council in Vienna, the Organization’s regular political decision-making body.

Janez Lenarcic 
Commissioner-designate, Crisis Management

After the hearing by the Committee on Development (DEVE) of the European Parliament​​​​​​​, the committee prepares 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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