Mr Romano PRODI's Commission was made up of twenty Members, two from the five most heavily populated states and one from each of the remaining ten. The team was presented on 9 July 1999.
The team of European Commissioners - proposed by its President designate - 'shall be subject as a body to a vote of approval by the European Parliament'. Before taking this vote, European Parliament committees conduct hearings with the proposed Commissioners in accordance with Parliament's internal Rules of Procedure.
The candidate commissioners presented were scrutinised by the European Parliament committees from 30 August to 7 September 1999