LIVE Hearings today with Janusz Wojciechowski Commissioner for Agriculture. Janusz Wojciechowski is heard by the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) of the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament in Brussels test his general competences, European commitment and specific expertise related to his portfolio.
Who is Janusz Wojciechowski?
Janusz Czesław Wojciechowski is a Polish politician and was a long-standing Member of the European Parliament. He was elected from the Lodz Voivodship representing the Polish People’s Party, the Polish People’s Party “Piast” and, lately, Law and Justice. In 2016, he left the parliament to become a member of the Court of Auditors.
After the hearing by the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) of the European Parliament, the committee prepares an evaluation letter on the candidate. Parliament is expected to vote on the new Commission as a whole on 23 October.
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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