Hearing of Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President designate of the EC, at the EP
Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President designate of the EC in charge of Competition, was auditioned by the European Parliament. The main objectives of the hearings are to prepare the way for the vote confirming the new Commissioners by the EP. The hearing process also allows the Commissioners designate of the Commission of José Manuel Barroso the opportunity to set out their ideas on their future responsibilities and allows the Members of the EP to ask them questions. After his hearing, Joaquín Almunia held a press briefing for the journalists.