Here you can find information about the interparliamentary meetings organised by the EP in 2017.

The Istanbul Convention: combating violence against women at national and EU level, 21 November 2017

Following the tradition to celebrate the International Day for the elimination of Violence against Women, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) proposes this year to bring together European and National Parliamentarians on Tuesday 21 November 2017, 15:00-18:30h,JAN building, ROOM 6Q2, around the theme: "The Istanbul Convention:combating violence against women at national and EU level".

The aim is to assess what is the state of the ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention at EU and national levels and how it is being monitored by GREVIO.

The Future of Europe: Perspectives on the European Parliament's proposals and the Commission White Paper, 11 October 2017

The committee on constitutional affairs (AFCO) will hold an Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on 'The Future of Europe' on Wednesday 11 October - from 15h00 to 18h30. This will present an opportunity to continue the discussions with national parliaments about the future institutional evolution of the Union with a particular focus on the European Parliament's proposals of 16 February 2017, the Commission White Paper of 1 March 2017 and the accompanying reflection papers, as well as on the proposals made by the Commission in the context of the State of the Union 2017.

After an introductory section, the discussion will focus on the different reflection papers of the Commission and will be divided into two sessions:
1) Deepening the Economic and Monetary Union, the Future of EU Finances and the Social Dimension ( from 15h30 to 17h00);
2) The Future of European Defence and Harnessing globalisation ( from 17h00 to 18h15).

Interventions are foreseen from the Commission Vice-President Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, the President of the Council of the EU Matti MAASIKAS and the European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGUINNESS.

Country specific Recommendations and Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base, 10 October 2017

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will discuss at its meeting of 10 October (15:00 - 16:30h) the assessment of the 2017 European Semester, in particular in euro area countries, as well as the priorities for the 2018 Annual Growth Survey. The ECON Committee aims to get views of correspondent committees from National parliaments on the Country-Specific Recommendations that are addressed to Member states by the Council of the Union, and comments on the European Parliament's draft report prepared in the ECON Committee. Furthermore, on that same day (16:30 - 18:30h), the Committee will debate two major legislative proposals: a proposal for a Common Corporate Tax Base and a proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base. This package aims at strengthening the Single Market and also at countering practices of corporate aggressive tax planning. Given a considerable number of opinions expressed by national Parliaments, the Committee would like to exchange views with Members of national Parliaments including on taxation of the digital economy.

Constituent Meeting of the JPSG on Europol, 9-10 October 2017

The Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) will hold its constituent meeting in Brussels on 9 and 10 October 2017. Its creation was agreed by the Conference of Speakers of European Union Parliaments in Bratislava on 24 April this year. In line with the conclusions of the Speakers, this first meeting will be co-hosted and co-presided over by the Estonian Parliament and the European Parliament.

Pursuant to Article 88 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 51 paragraph 1 of the Europol Regulation the JPSG on Europol will politically monitor the agency's activities in fulfilling its mission, including as regards the impact of those activities on the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons.

At this first meeting the Members will exchange views with Europol, the European Data Protection Supervisor, the European Commission and the Council as well as tackling the question of its rules of procedure.



The Establishment of an EU Mechanism on Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights, 22 June 2017

Implementation of the Lisbon Treaty provisions concerning national Parliaments, 2 May 2017

Comprehensive Assessment of EU Security Policy, 11 May 2017

International Women's Day 2017: Women's Economic Empowerment: Let's act together"

The Third Reform of the Common European Asylum System, 28 February 2017