Vytenis Andriukaitis, the Lithuanian nominee for the health and food safety portfolio in the new European Commission, is introducing himself to members of the European Parliament and answering their questions on Tuesday.
Vytenis Andriukaitis
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Lithuania's former health minister will be interviewed by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

The hearings of candidate commissioners, presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg, started on Monday and will come to an end on 7 October. The European Parliament will then vote on whether or not to approve the full Commission.

The new Commission will take office in November.

Lithuania's current EU commissioner, Algirdas Šemeta, is in charge of taxes, customs policy, audit and anti-fraud. Dalia Grybauskaitė had held the financial programming and budget portfolio in the Commission before she was elected Lithuania's president in the summer of 2009.

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