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.
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.
22.06.2016 - The European Parliament's Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments published its report on relations between the European Parliament and the national Parliaments 2014-2015. The report identifies a number of key developments and trends in interparliamentary cooperation over the past two years. It includes a preface by the Vice-Presidents responsible for relations with national Parliaments, Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso and Anneli Jäätteenmäki, as well as detailed statistical information. Translations of the report into all official EU languages will be available on this website in the coming weeks.
20.05.2016 - European Parliament Vice-Presidents Mairead McGuinness and Rainer Wieland will represent President Martin Schulz at the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments that takes place from 22 to 24 May in Luxembourg. On the agenda are discussions about managing migration flows, strengthening the European Union and the role of national Parliaments and interparliamentary cooperation, as well as an audience by HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and a guided tour in Schengen.