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26-03-2015 - 10:22
Committee Meeting

The next AFCO meeting will take place on 16 April 2015 from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 18:30.

The hearing on the 'Institutional Future of the European Union within and beyond the Treaty of Lisbon' has been postponed, and should take place in May. The exact day will be confirmed later.


Joint Hearing: Towards a high degree of accountability, transparency and integrity in the EU Institutions

23-03-2015 - 13:27
EU Institutions

On 26.03.15 the Committees on Budgetary Control, Legal Affairs, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Constitutional Affairs will hold a Hearing on accountability, transparency and integrity in the EU Institutions. The objective is to allow a deep discussion at the European Parliament level about accountability, transparency and integrity of the EU institutions and about possible further developments related to these issues.The key conclusions of the Transparency International Report on 'the European Union Integrity System' will also be presented.

Reform of the electoral law of the European Union

10-03-2015 - 14:48
Electoral law reform

On 17.03.2015, the committee held an exchange of views (without document) on the Hübner/Leinen report on the "Reform of the electoral law of the European Union"

Commissioner Hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process

10-03-2015 - 14:46
Top marks and hard knocks in the university of life for Juncker's college of would-be Commissioners.

On 17.03.2015, AFCO considered an Interpretation of point 1 (a) of Annex XVI to the Rules of Procedure concerning the declaration of financial interests of designated Commissioners, which was adopted, and Mr Corbett's report on "Procedures and practices regarding Commissioner Hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process".

The review of the economic governance framework: stocktaking and challenges

10-03-2015 - 14:44
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On 26.02., amendments tabled to the opinion of Ms Sylvie Goulard on the "review of the economic governance framework: stocktaking and challenges" were discussed in AFCO.

The opinion of Mrs Goulard on the economic governance framework was adopted on 17.03.2015

European Fund for Strategic Investments

10-03-2015 - 11:51

The opinion of Ms Hübner on the "European Fund for Strategic Investments" was discussed during the AFCO committee meeting on 17.03.2015.

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26-03-2015 - 09:09
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AFCO Meeting

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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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