Hearing of Maria Damanaki, Member designate of the EC, at the EP
Maria Damanaki, Member designate of the EC in charge of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, 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 her hearing, Maria Damanaki held a press briefing for the journalists.