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Budgetary control MEPs to probe appointment of EU Commission Secretary-General

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op maandag 19 maart 2018.
  • Questions to be put to European Commission President
  • Public hearing with Commissioner Oettinger to be held on 27 March

The EU Commission’s President, Jean-Claude Juncker, will be asked to provide further information on the appointment of his new Secretary-General, Martin Selmayr.

MEPs will put a series of questions to Mr Juncker on Tuesday. Günther Oettinger, the Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources, will be quizzed on Mr Selmayr’s appointment as Commission Secretary-General, as of 1 March, at a public hearing to be held by the European Parliament Budgetary Control Committee on 27 March, political group coordinators agreed this afternoon.


The procedure used to appoint Mr Selmayr lacked integrity and transparency, said several MEPs in a 12 March plenary debate in Strasbourg.

Further to the plenary debate, Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders) asked the Budgetary Control Committee to draft and table a resolution, to be put to a vote at a forthcoming plenary session in Strasbourg (provisionally 19 April), together with the vote on the budgetary discharge to the Commission.

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