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Wojciechowski gets EP approval on second attempt

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Janusz Wojciechowski will be Ursula’s von der Leyen’s Commissioner for Agriculture, after all.

The Agricultural Committee of the European Parliament just heard the Polish politician for the second time today. After the second hearing was held with Mr Wojciechowski speaking at ease in his native language, the coordinators unanimously agreed to give him a green light.

The EPP coordinator Herbert Dorfmann said after the hearing: “he was much more committed. He was much more prepared. […] It was a completely different performance”.

The Wojciechowski confirmation was pending for a week. The next Commission’s still pending Commissioner is Sylvie Goulard (France). The details about the hearings of new Hungarian and Romanian Commissioners are unknown.

The entire College of Commissioners is to be voted through on 23 October in Strasbourg.

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