|Rocha, Frederico, Romaniello, Martina
The appointment of Martin Selmayr as secretary-general of the European Commission was subject to examination during the plenary session of the European Parliament on 12 March 2018. The chamber's Budgetary Control Committee announced a probe on this appointment - a hearing was held on 27 March.
Mr Selmayr's appointment was criticised as non-transparent at the plenary session. His rapid route to the position was seen by some as manipulated, while others praised his work as Head of Cabinet to the Commission's President. The chamber was unanimous in highlighting the damage the appointment could inflict to the image of EU institutions. The appointment was announced on 21 February 2018, as part of a wider restructuring of the European Commission's senior management team.
Ar a hearing with the European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, the European Parliament's Budgetary Control Committee stated on 27 March that the appointment lacked transparency and suggested changes to the rules setting out the appointment procedures of EU officials.
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