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German MEP speaks at the IIEA today on the current financial, economic and social crisis

On Friday, 22 October, Dr Wolf Klinz MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament's Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis (CRIS) will brief an audience at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin on the work of the Committee and the role it has to play in responding to the financial crisis in the EU.

The Committee's report on the financial, economic and social crisis was approved by MEPs during this week's Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

For further information about the event, please contact the IIEA at or visit the IIEA's website at

About the EP's Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis:

The Committee has responsibility for the following:
- to analyse and evaluate the extent of the financial, economic and social crisis, its impact on the Union and its Member States, and the state of world governance, to propose appropriate measures for the long-term reconstruction of sound, stable financial markets able to support sustainable growth, social cohesion and employment at all levels, and to provide an assessment of the effect of those measures and the cost of inaction;  

- to analyse and evaluate the current implementation of Community legislation in all the areas concerned and the coordination of the measures taken by the Member States to support sustainable qualitative growth and long-term investment, with a view to combating unemployment and responding to demographic and climate challenges, while complying with the subsidiarity principle;  

- and with this end in view, to establish the necessary contacts and hold hearings with the European Union institutions, national, European and international institutions and forums, the national parliaments and governments of the Member States and of third countries, and representatives of the scientific community, business and civil society, including the social partners, in close collaboration with the standing committees

View the Special Committee's website
View the IIEA's website
Report of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis