At the end of the first week of public hearings of commissioners-designate, which was held between 30 September and 3 October, 19 candidates were up for their proposed posts.
The last fortnight has had it all, starting with when certain candidates from Poland and Hungary were rejected at the pre-hearing stage in mid-September and vague speeches to promising Commissioners. The first day started with Slovakia’s Maroš Šefčovič , a man who knows how to deal with the EU’s struggles but has still to ...


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