The European Parliament’s committees exercise oversight over the work of the Commission in their policy field and regularly invite Commissioners to discuss different aspects of their activities in committee meetings. While some committees correspond exclusively to a single Commission portfolio, other committees cover multiple Commissioners’ fields of work.
The table below shows the College of Commissioners with their portfolios and corresponding EP Committees. It is derived from the autumn 2014 hearings of then Commissioners-designate. The third column highlights those committees that work with more than one Commissioner, while the fourth column shows all committees that correspond to any given Commission portfolio. For example, the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) pertains to the fields of work of three Commissioners in particular: Valdis Dombrovskis, Jyrki Katainen and Marianne Thyssen.