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Monday 29 September 2014 - 14:30

Hearing of Karmenu VELLA (Malta), Commissioner designate for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries by the EP Committees on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Fishries (PECH).

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