Hearing of Cecilia MALMSTRÖM (Sweden), Commissioner-designate for Trade: extracts from the statement by Cecilia MALMSTRÖM
Pasākuma datums: 30/09/2014
On 29 September 2014, Cecilia Malmström, Member designate of the EC in charge of Trade, was heard by the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament to test her general competences, European commitment and specific expertise related to her portfolio. Cecilia Malmström had the opportunity to make an opening statement, she took part to 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as a whole, a negative assessment of one of the candidates has in the past already led to the candidacy being withdrawn and replaced. In her previous functions, Cecilia Malmström was a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2006 sitting in the ALDE Group, then Minister for European Affairs from 2006 to 2010. In the outgoing Commission, she was in charge of Home Affairs.