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21-11-2017 - The Constitutional Implications of Different Scenarios for the Future of the Union

AFCO 11-12-2017 - 15:55
Future of Europe

On 21 November 2017 from 10.30 to 12.30, the AFCO Committee organised a hearing on the constitutional implications of the different scenarios for the Future of the Union as set out by the Commission in its White Paper and Reflection Papers.

This was a continuation of ongoing discussions and work of the committee on the untapped implementation potential of the Lisbon Treaty (Brok/Bresso report) and possible evolutions of the Treaties (Verhofstadt report) adopted by the Parliament in February 2017 (links below). The three invited experts were Christina Elias Mendez, Miguel Maduro and René Repasi.

Location : Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak building - P5B001

    Introductory Statement of Prof. Repasi
    Presentation Prof. Repasi
    Presentation Prof. Elias