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Hearing of Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS (Lithuania), Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety: extracts from the statement by Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Event date: 30/10/2014

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On 30 September 2014, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Member designate of the EC in charge of Health and Food safety, was heard by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food safety of the European Parliament to test his general competences, European commitment and specific expertise related to his portfolio. Vytenis Andriukaitis had the opportunity to make an opening statement, he took part in a question and answer session and made a closing statement. Although the Parliament can only vote on the Commission as a whole, a negative assessment of one of the candidates has in the past already led to the candidacy being withdrawn and replaced. Vytenis Andriukaitis was Vice-President of the Lithuanian Parliament from 2001 to 2004 and from 2008 to 2012, then Lithuanian Minister for Health from 2012 to 2014.