A draft corrigendum, in accordance with Rule 231, to the position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 16 April 2014 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) No .../2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (COM(2012)0499 – C7-0288/2012 – 2012/0237(COD)) was approved during the last AFCO committee meeting with 10 votes in favour, no vote against and 2 abstentions.
The calendar of AFCO meetings for the remainder of 2014 has been confirmed and a draft calendar for 2015 has been adopted.
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.
Restoring public confidence in the European project requires greater attention to be paid to the concerns of citizens. AFCO will ensure that the European Citizens’ Initiative, an instance of citizen involvement in the decision-making process launched during the previous legislature, works properly. The electoral procedure, the implementation of the new statute for European political parties, and cooperation with national parliaments will also be on the agenda. Our goal will be to drive the debate on the future of the EU.