LIVE Hearings today with Stella Kyriakides Commissioner for Health. Stella Kyriakides faces the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament. Members of the European Parliament in Brussels test her general competences, European commitment and specific expertise related to her portfolio.
Who is Stella Kyriakides?
Stella Kyriakidou is a Cypriot psychologist and politician of the conservative Democratic Rally party. She served as the first Cypriot national and third woman President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Honoured and excited to be designated EU Commissioner for health. Thanks to President-elect @vonderleyen for this opportunity. I look forward to working with EU institutions and meeting with @Europarl_EN. Working together we can make a difference for the health of EU citizens.
— Stella Kyriakides (@kyriakidestella) September 10, 2019
After the hearing by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) 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.
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.