Czech nominee for EU commissioner approved by all four EP committees

The Czech Republic’s candidate for European commissioner for justice, consumer protection and gender issues Věra Jourová has been approved by all four committees of the European Parliament. Ms. Jourová last week failed to convince two of the four EU committees, on civil liberties and gender equality, to recommend her appointments at a hearing in the EP and had to provide written answers to 32 additional questions. Czech Television earlier reported that the committee for civil liberties was not convinced by Ms. Jourová’s answers and would require an extra hearing, but the demand was dismissed by the other committees.

Author: Ruth Fraňková