European Parliament President David Sassoli has sent two letters to the President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen today to inform her that the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has voted to declare Commissioners-designate László Trócsányi (Hungary) and Rovana Plumb (Romania) unable to exercise their functions, on the grounds of conflicts of interest found when their declarations of financial interests were examined.

Until President-elect von der Leyen has communicated to the Parliament what further steps she intends to take, the hearings for the Romanian and Hungarian Commissioners-designate will be suspended.