Mid-term Report 2016 on Relations between the European Parliament and national Parliaments - now available in 22 languages in section "About" / "Annual reports"

The Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments has just published its Midterm Annual report on the main events and forms of interparliamentary cooperation during the year 2016. It summarises some of the key developments in this area taken place during last year.

The report includes a preface signed by the European Parliament's Vice-Presidents responsible for relations with national Parliaments, Ms Mairead McGuinness and Mr. Bogusław Liberadzki.

Detailed statistics and figures illustrating the fruitful cooperation between the European Parliament and the national Parliaments are in its annexes.

Briefing: Ratification Processes of Mixed Agreements in Member States

CETA vote result© EU 2017 - EP

15.02.2017 - The EU-Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday 15 February 2017. The landmark trade deal, negotiations for which were launched in May 2009, was declared a mixed agreement by the European Commission in July 2016, thereby requiring ratification at the national level. The Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments has therefore compiled a briefing on the processes of ratification of mixed agreementsin each of the EU's 28 Member States.

European Parliamentary Week brings together more than 100 national MPs

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani speaking at the European Parliamentary Week in Brussels, 31 January 2016

01.02.2017 - More than 100 national Parliamentarians from across Europe participated in the European Parliamentary Week which took place from 30 January to 1 February at the European Parliament in Brussels.

European Parliament hosts three debates with national Parliaments

28.11.2016 - With a view to fostering a common debate, discussing legislation and sharing experiences Parliament will host three interparliamentary meetings this week. This time round it is the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), the Constitutional Affairs' Committee (AFCO) and the Committee on International Trade (INTA) who will welcome a total of 91 Members of national Parliaments and their accompanying delegations from 30 chambers in 23 member states.

All three debates are part of a regular interparliamentary exchange at committee level, which will see nine encounters between parliamentarians in autumn 2016. It is the Legislative Dialogue Unit in the Directorate with Relations with national Parliaments who is in charge of organising the meetings in close cooperation with the Committee Secretariats.

MEPs and national MPs discuss draft report on the European Semester for economic policy coordination

ECON Chair Roberto Gualtieri speaking at the ECON committee meeting on 14 June 2016

29.09.2016 - On 28 September, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament discussed the draft report on the "European Semester for economic policy coordination: implementation of 2016 priorities" with representatives of national Parliaments. MEPs and national MPs debated the assessment of the 2016 European Semester as well as the priorities for the 2017 Annual Growth Survey, which will be the basis for next year's European Semester.

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Weekly Agenda

Calendar of interparliamentary activities