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15-01-2015 - 16:03

The next AFCO committee meeting will take place on Thursday 26 February 2015, from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 15.00 to 18.30 in Brussels.


European Youth Event

07-01-2015 - 15:48

On 20.01, AFCO organised a dialogue with young people in the context of the Europen Youth Event (EYE). These "EYE speed-hearings" allowed an exchange between MEPs and a small number of EYE2014 participants, based on the ideas contained in the final report of the event.

Economic governance framework

07-01-2015 - 15:41
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On 20.01, the opinion of Ms Sylvie Goulard on the "review of the economic governance framework: stocktaking and challenges" was discussed in AFCO.

Council Presidency

07-01-2015 - 15:31
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On 20.01, AFCO exchanged with Mr Sandro Gozi, Italian Secretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, on the results of the Italian EU Council Presidency with particular focus on the conclusions of the group of "Friends of the Presidency" and Ms Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Parliamentary Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, presented the Latvian Council Presidency's programme.

Better Lawmaking and Transparency Register

07-01-2015 - 15:24

On 20.01, the First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, had an exchange of views with AFCO Members  on Better Lawmaking, the Citizens' Initiative and the Commission work programme.

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Commission and Parliament implement new rules on Transparency Register

AFCO 27-01-2015 - 12:20

A new, improved EU Transparency Register was launched on Tuesday with the aim of making EU-decision-making and the activities of lobbyists more transparent and more accountable while also giving lobbyists more incentives to register and making the database easier for lobbyists and the public to access. (Read more)


Latvian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees


The priorities of Latvia’s EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Latvian ministers in a series of meetings to be held during the last two weeks of January. (Read more)

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Ms Danuta Hübner

Welcome to the website of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

The 2014-2019 legislature will focus on the institutional aspects determining the future of the EU. We will continue to evaluate the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty’s innovations and use this assessment as a basis for new developments. The evaluation of measures taken after the 2008 crisis will also lead us to consider whether a new reform of the Treaty is necessary. The aim of such a reform would be twofold: to integrate the provisions of the intergovernmental Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union into the EU legal framework, which may require treaty amendments, and to lend democratic legitimacy to the economic governance of the euro area. One challenge will be to ensure that stronger euro area integration does not undermine the integrity of the EU.

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