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Here you can find information about the interparliamentary meetings organised by the EP in 2018.

Conference on "Sound management of EU funds: the EP budgetary control powers" and Hearing on "Performance and visibility of EU funded projects in the Western Balkans with a special focus on the cross-border cooperation", 11 July 2018

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The European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) has organised an interparliamentary committee meeting in Brussels with the active participation of Members of three national Parliaments of the EU Member States bordering the Western Balkans region - namely Bulgaria, Croatia and Greece.

The meeting was divided into two parts, a Conference on "Sound management of EU funds: the EP budgetary control powers" from14.30-16.30 followed by a Hearing on "Performance and visibility of EU funded projects in the Western Balkans with a special focus on the cross-border cooperation" from 16.30-18.30, in room JAN 6Q2.

The aim of this event was to bring together MEPs with Members of national Parliaments bordering the Western Balkans and Turkey to discuss cooperation between national Parliaments and the European Parliament leading to a better protection of the European Union budget. MPs from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia have also participated in the debates.

The outcome of the exchange of views is going to be reflected in the report on the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017. The rapporteur will be Inés Ayala Sender.




EU Investing in its Transport Networks beyond 2020, 20 June 2018

The European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) is inviting Members of national Parliaments of the EU Member States, the candidate countries, the countries of the European Economic Area as well as of Switzerland to attend an interparliamentary committee meeting on EU Investing in its Transport Networks beyond 2020.

The aim of this event is to bring together MEPs with Members of national Parliaments to discuss experiences and best practices on the implementation of TEN-T projects with particular attention to cross-border links, which include much European added value, as well as the outlook for the post-2020 period in the field of transport infrastructure investments.

The meeting would also provide an opportunity to address investment challenges in a context of scarce financial resources, and to discuss how TEN-T projects could benefit from innovative sources of funding.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 20 June 2018, from 15:00 to 18:30, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The Implementation of the Data Protection package - At the eve of its application, 15 May 2018

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament is co-organising with the Legislative Dialogue Unit of the Directorate for National Parliaments an Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on the Implementation of the Data Protection package at the eve of the entry into force on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, from 9h00 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 17h30, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

With this one-day event, Members of the National Parliaments of the EU Member States will have a unique opportunity to exchange views and best practices with MEPs, the representatives of the EU institutions, bodies, law enforcement authorities, intergovernmental organizations, SMEs and the IT specialists on a topic which combines competences at all levels of governance in the EU.

The EU General Data Protection package is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The new proposals are designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens' data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The aim of the GDP package is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world.

Towards the CAP (Common Agriculture Policy) after 2020: the Future of Food and Farming, 24 April 2018

International Womens' Day 2018: Empowering Women and Girls in Media and Information and Communication Technologies: Key for the future

The UN Global Compacts on refugees and migrants and the role of Parliaments

The European Agenda on Migration - What about Legal Avenues and Integration?

Data Protection

Calendar of Interparliamentary Activity