Vice-Presidents Miguel MARTINEZ MARTINEZ and Othmar KARAS will exchange views with AFCO members on the development in COSAC and the interparlamentary meeting on economic governance on 16/12.
Implementation of the Citizens' Initiative
The Committee on Constitutional Affairs will have on 16/01 an exchange of views on the implementation of the European Citizens’ Initiative with Commission Vice President Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ.
Implementation of the Lisbon Treaty
Paulo RANGEL (PPE, PT). AFCO is presenting his draft report on the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon with respect to the European Parliament on 17/12. AFCO is organising a public hearing on this subject at its meeting in January and the report is planned to be voted on 11/02.
AFCO will vote on the following items on 17/12:
- a compromise amendment for the vote in plenary on the legislative resolution for adopting a draft regulation on the European Parliament’s Right of Inquiry by David MARTIN (S&D, UK)
- a proposal for amending Rules 166 (final vote) and Rule 195 (vote in committee) by Morten MESSERSCHMIDT (EFD, DK) ;
- a draft report by Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI (ALDE, FI) on the modification of the Rules on parliamentary immunity.
Welcome to the webpage of the Constitutional Affairs' Committee (AFCO)
On these pages you will find up-to-date information on the activities of our Committee as well as documents that have been discussed earlier.
The Constitutional Affairs Committee deals with the development of the European Treaties and their implementation; with relations between the different European institutions and between the European Parliament and national parliaments; with European political parties; and Parliament's own Rules of Procedure.
During this legislature, 2009-2014, the Committee has many important tasks in relation to implementing the Treaty of Lisbon - especially regarding the parts which aim to bring the Union closer to its citizens.
In addition to its monthly ordinary and occasional extraordinary meetings, the Committee organises public hearings or workshops on specific subjects. We can also commission studies, when our Members want more detailed information on a particular item. You'll find information on all of this on these pages.
The list of our Members can be found on this page as well as the contact address for the secretariat. If you have any specific questions concerning the work of our Committee, feel free to contact us.