European Parliamentary Week 2016

The States-General of The Netherlands and the European Parliament invited national Parliaments to the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union. The European Parliament also invited national Parliaments to the Interparliamentary meeting on the European Semester Cycles 2015/2016. Both events were part of the 2016 edition of the European Parliamentary Week (EPW).

The Interparliamentary meeting on the European Semester Cycles 2015/2016 on
16 February, organised by the European Parliament, provided an opportunity to debate the recently proposed changes to the European semester process and exchange of information on best practices in implementing the Semester cycles, and to strengthen cooperation in order to scrutinise the actions of the executive at national and European levels within the framework of the European Semester cycle.

The Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union on 17 February, co-hosted and co-presided over by the Netherlands Parliament and the European Parliament, provided a framework for debate and exchange of information and best practices in implementing the provisions of the Treaty in order to strengthen cooperation between national Parliaments and the European Parliament and contribute to ensuring democratic accountability in the area of economic governance and budgetary policy in the EU, particularly in the EMU, taking into account the social dimension and without prejudice to the competences of EU Parliaments.

Both conferences took place at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels and brought together Parliamentarians from across the EU.

European Parliamentary Week 2015

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