LIVE Hearings today with Virginijus Sinkevičius Commissioner for Environment and oceans. Virginijus Sinkevicius is heard by the Committee on Fisheries (PECH) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament for a hearing to his general competences. Members of the European Parliament in Brussels test his European commitment and specific expertise related to his portfolio.
🔴 LIVE: hearing with Virginijus Sinkevičius 🇱🇹, candidate commissioner for environment and oceans 🇪🇺
Gepostet von European Parliament am Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2019
Who is Virginijus Sinkevicius?
Virginijus Sinkevičius is a Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania.
In 2016, he was elected to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in the single-member Šeškinė constituency in Vilnius. Then he was appointed Chair of the Committee on Economics. On 27 November 2017, he was appointed Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania. Following the reorganization of the Ministry of Economy, he became Minister of the Economy and Innovation. On 22 August 2019, The Lithuanian parliament approved his nomination for European commissioner.
On the way from #Paris to #Brussels where new @EU_Commission starts it’s journey! It must be similar to this train – #ClimateNeutral, #innovative and always keeping a right direction! pic.twitter.com/jFgy8m7rAO
— Virginijus Sinkevičius (@VSinkevicius) September 10, 2019
Commissioner-designate, Environment and Oceans
Thank you @vonderleyen, President-elect of @EU_Commission, for a discussion on vision and future of #EU! I am more then sure that next 5 years will be key for #EuropeanIdea of XXI century. pic.twitter.com/n8t3RVuy1a
— Virginijus Sinkevičius (@VSinkevicius) August 7, 2019
After the hearing by the Committee on Fisheries (PECH) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) 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.
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.