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Future of Europe: watch the debate with Juncker live

Plenary Session Article - Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions01-03-2017 - 18:06
 
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A debate on the future of Europe has been added to the agenda of today’s plenary session in view of the presentation of the European Commission its strategy paper on it. The debate starts shortly after the opening of the sitting with a presentation by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament set out is vision for the future of the EU in three resolutions adopted on 16 February.


Parliament position


MEPs adopted three resolutions on the future of the EU during the February plenary. One of the resolutions looks at what improvements are already possible using the existing system, another considers what treaty changes might be needed for additional reforms, while the last one sets out how to bring the economies of countries that have adopted the euro closer together and make them more resilient.


Proposals in the resolutions include using the Council of Ministers as genuine second legislative chamber; appoint an EU finance minister and giving the Commission the power to formulate and carry out a common economic policy; and giving the euro zone its own budget.

REF. : 20170301STO64417
 
 
   
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Guy Verhofstadt

 
Reform of the treaties
 
Making the most of the Treaty of Lisbon
 

Elmar Brok

 
Making the most of the Lisbon Treaty
 
The euro zone needs to be reinforced
 

Reimer Böge and Pervenche Berès

 
Reinforcing the euro zone