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.
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.
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.