LIVE Hearings start today with Maroš Šefčovič. The European Parliament tests Maroš Šefčovič general competences, European commitment and specific expertise related to his portfolio.
Vice-President-designate for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight is heard by the Committees on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) and on Legal Affairs (JURI). The hearing will be in association with Committees on Petition (PETI) and on Industry, Energy and Research (ITRE) of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Who is Maroš Šefčovič?
Maroš Šefčovič is a Slovak diplomat and politician who lost the 2019 Slovak presidential election against Zuzana Čaputová. He has been member of the European Commission since 2009, previously serving as the European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth (2009–2010) and Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Administration (2010–2014) and currently as the Vice-President of the European Commission for the Energy Union (since 2014) in charge of the Energy Union and EU Space Policy.