Statement by Tonio Borg, Maltese Commissionner designate, following his hearing at the EP
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 13/11/2012 First transmission: 13/11/2012
On 13 November 2012, Tonio Borg, Member designate of the EC in charge of Health and Consumer Policy, 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.
This video shows a statement by Tonio Borg following his hearing.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Tonio Borg, Member designate of the EC in charge of Health and Consumer Policy
||General view of the press briefing
||Cutaway of press
||Soundbite by Tonio Borg (in ENGLISH): 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.
||Tonio Borg being interviewed