MEPs vet new EU development commissioner

Neven Mimica, European commissioner-designate in charge of international cooperation and development during his hearing. Photo by: European Commission

Neven Mimica sailed smoothly through his hearing as commissioner-designate this week before members of the European Parliament's influential development committee — known as DEVE — in Brussels.

Setting out his stall and revealing some details about the European Union's development policy priorities for the next five years, Mimica remains firmly on course to take up the post of European commissioner for international cooperation and development.

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    Diederik Kramers is a freelance correspondent in Brussels covering EU and NATO affairs. A former spokesperson and communications officer for UNICEF and UNHCR, he previously worked as foreign desk and Eastern Europe editor for the Dutch press agency ANP and as editor-in-chief of the Dutch quarterly Ukraine Magazine.