On 26/11 AFCO had a preliminary exchange of views on the Implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon with respect to the European Parliament - rapporteur: Paulo RANGEL (PPE, PT). AFCO is organising a public hearing on this subject on 20/01 and the report is planned to be voted on 11/02.
Rules on consent procedure
AFCO adopted on 26/11 the draft report by Rafal TRZASKOWSKI (PPE, PL) on Rules on voting and contents of reports in the consent procedure with 16 votes for, none against and 1 abstention.
A briefing on the outcome of a trialogue concerning the draft regulation on the Statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations - Rapporteur Marietta GIANNAKOU (PPE, GR) was given by the Chair on 26/11.
The following opinions were adopted at the AFCO meeting on 25 and 26 November:
- Uniform rules and procedure for the resolution of credit institutions and certain investment firms in the framework of a Single Resolution Mechanism and a Single Bank Resolution Fund (Constance LE GRIP (PPE, FR) with 15 votes for, 1 against and no abstentions.
- 29th Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of EU Law (2011) (Morten MESSERSCHMIDT (EFD, DK) was adopted by 16 votes for, 1 against and no abstentions.
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.