LIVE Hearings today with Ylva Johansson Commissioner for Home affairs. Ylva Johansson faces the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) 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 Ylva Johansson?
Ylva Julia Margareta Johansson is a Swedish politician who served as Minister for Employment in the Swedish Government from 2014 to 2019. Ylva Johansson has served as Minister for Schools from 1994 to 1998 and as Minister for Welfare and Elderly Healthcare from 2004 to 2006
I am very happy to be given the important portfolio of Home Affairs! Thank you for the confidence @vonderleyen! I look forward to hard work and intense cooperation in a gender balanced Commission. #vdLcommission #BalancedEurope
— Ylva Johansson (@YlvaJohansson) September 10, 2019
EU Commissioner-designate Home Affairs
Delighted to start a fascinating European journey in Home Affairs with force of nature, hands-on and no-nonsense Commissioner-designate @YlvaJohansson who is on a great mission in the #VdLCommission. Thrilled to be leading #TeamYlva! #eustrivesformore pic.twitter.com/8i1OY615xP
— Åsa Webber (@WebberAsa) September 18, 2019
After the hearing by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) 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.