Statement by Tonio BORG, Maltese Commissioner-designate, following his hearing at the European Parliament:
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 13/11/2012 First transmission: 13/11/2012
Tonio Borg has been put forward to replace John Dalli as health and consumer protection commissioner, but under the treaties the Maltese foreign minister cannot be confirmed without the Parliament having been asked first. MEPs will use the opportunity to find out his views and assess his suitability before voting on a recommendation
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Tonio Borg, Maltese Commissioner-designate
||General view of the press conference held by Tony Borg
||Cutaway of a photographer
||SOUNDBITE by Toni Borg (In English) saying that: There is nothing like an easy hearing. I would like to thank all the chairmen for the way they handled the hearing in a courageous way even when there were difficult questions which one had to answer and which I must say I tried to answer to the best of my ability. I would like to thank all those who participated in this dialogue, it was an interesting experience and I look forward to whatever Parliament decides regarding my nomination. I have done what I think should be done that is to say answering in the most sincere manner to any question put to me by members of Parliament.
||Cutaway of Tony Borg being interviewed