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Economic governance: institutional aspects and the role of the Eurogroup

26-03-2015 - 10:22
Euro coins sitting on a European flag

On Tuesday 5 May 2015 (9.30-12.30), AFCO and ECON Committees organise a joint hearing on "the institutional aspects of the new rules on economic governance and the role of the Eurogroup". Academic experts have been invited to exchange views with MEPs on the role of the Eurogroup in the economic governance framework and on the institutional aspects of governance of the Eurozone by the Eurogroup: a democratic challenge.


Votes: Fundamental rights in the EU – Subsidiarity and proportionality

23-04-2015 - 12:57
Human rights in external policy

On 05.05.2015, the AFCO committee will adopt Mr Jáuregui Atondo's opinion on "the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union (2013-2014)" and the opinion of Mr Ujazdowski on the"Annual reports 2012-2013 on subsidiarity and proportionality".

2016 Budget - Mandate for the Trilogue

23-04-2015 - 12:55
Budget and money

On 05.05.2015, AFCO organises a exchange of views with the BUDG rapporteur (José Manuel Fernandes) on the EU budget for 2016.

Transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions

23-04-2015 - 12:48
MEPs demand more transparency and regulation for hedge funds, special investment vehicles and alike.

An exchange of views on Mr Giegold's report on Transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions will take place on 05.05.2015

Reform of the electoral law of the European Union

23-04-2015 - 12:14
Electoral law reform

On 05.05.2015, the committee will consider a working document on the Hübner/Leinen report on the"Reform of the electoral law of the European Union"

European Parliament's right of inquiry

15-04-2015 - 12:14

The proposal for a Regulation on the detailed provisions governing the exercise of the European Parliament's right of inquiry replacing the Decision of 19 April 1995(95/167/EC, Euratom, ECSC) will be discussed on 05.05.2015 (Rapporteur: Mr Jáuregui Atondo)

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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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