Canete also in spotlight over Panama Papers reevlations (Photo: Valentina Pop)

MEPs explore new ways to monitor EU commissioners

The European Parliament likes to give a hard time to commissioner candidates.

It makes them pass a three-hour grilling that examines their political views, skills and financial interests before they can take up their seat at the Berlaymont, the European Commission headquarters.

But MEPs lack any similar process to make sure that commissioners stick to their duties, as set out in the commission’s code of conduct, after they start work.

The parliament’s largest group, the ce...

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