Italian PM @matteorenzi replied to EC President @JunckerEU on twitter: “I demand respect for Italy”

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Timeline – The new College of Commissioners: How will it be elected?


18 September:

Conference of Presidents adopts the calendar and the written questionnaires for the Commissioners-designate. There will be two general questions common to all on competence, portfolio and cooperation with Parliament, and three from the relevant Committee. Where more Committees are involved in hearings, they may also submit two additional written questions.

25 September:

Committee on Legal Affairs to scrutinise the financial declarations of the Commissioners-designate.

26 September:

Written answers to questionnaires in original languages to be received by the European Parliament.

29 September-7 October:

Hearings of Commissioners-designate and committee evaluation meetings according to the following timetable.


9 October:

Conference of Presidents meets to evaluate the Hearings.

22 October:

Vote in Plenary.

31 October:

End of the mandate of the current European Commission.


1 November:

The new European Commission takes office.

via @EPPGroup http://www.eppgroup.eu/news/The-new-College-of-Commissioners%3A-How-will-it-be-elected%3F

UE: désigner le prochain président de la Commission prendra plusieurs semaines

La désignation du futur président de la Commission européenne, après les élections du 25 mai, prendra plusieurs semaines, ont estimé la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel et le président français François Hollande, samedi en Allemagne



Candidates for EC Presidency have warned of a rejection by EP if national governments were to ignore the outcome of #EP2014

“I would be very angry” Jean-Claude Juncker

“This would be a major damage to European democracy” Martin Schulz

“It would be very dangerous for democracy in Europe” Jose Bovè

“We will not accept someone from outside the candidates” Guy Verhofstadt