|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the appointment of Poland's Janusz Wojciechowski as European Commissioner for Agriculture, in the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen.
Janusz Wojciechowski was a member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) and also elected a member of the European Parliament. He became Poland's candidate for the College of Commissioner following the withdrawal of a previous name, Krzysztof Szczerski, who felt unable to master the portfolio which had been offered to the country. It was later revealed that Mr Wojciechowski had become subject to an inquest by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), which was later brought to an end following the return of expenses under investigation.
Mr Wojciechowski was formally announced on 9 September 2019 by the President of the European Commission. His portfolio was known on the following day, set to take on the role as the European Commissioner for Agriculture. The relevant committees of the European Parliament held a hearing with Mr Wojciechowski on 1 October, in order to assess his capabilities to lead the portfolio. Media sources later reported that the committees had not been impressed by the performance of the Polish candidate and intended to request further grilling. A second hearing was held on 8 October, which eventually led to the endorsement of the candidate.
|Subject Tags||Agriculture, European Commission|
|Countries / Regions||Poland|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|