European Parliamentary Week 2018

The European Parliamentary Week (EPW) as organised by the European Parliament alongside National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Presidency Member State, will take place on the19 and 20 February 2018 at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels. As in previous years, the European Parliamentary Week (EPW) will bring together Parliamentarians from all over the European Union to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters. The European Parliamentary week will cover the following:

· The European Semester Conference provides an opportunity to exchange 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 scope of its framework.

· The Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union provides a framework for debate and exchange of information and best practices in implementing the provisions of the Treatyin order to strengthen cooperation between national Parliaments and the European Parliament. The Conference also contributes 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 national Parliaments and the European Parliament.

European Parliamentary Week 2017

The European Parliamentary Week (EPW) 2017 took place from 30 January to 1 February 2017 at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels. The EPW brought together Parliamentarians from all over the European Union to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters.

Within the framework of the European Parliamentary Week, two events took place:

The European Semester Conference, organised by the European Parliament, provided an opportunity to exchange 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, co-hosted and co-presided over by the House of Representatives of Malta 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.

Background briefings in view of the European Parliamentary Week 2017

European Parliamentary Week 2016

European Parliamentary Week 2015

Background