Question for oral answer to the Commission Rule 128 Roberto Gualtieri, on behalf of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Subject: Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union
As regards the Commission communication of 21 October 2015 ‘on steps towards Completing Economic and Monetary Union’ (COM(2015)0600), the Commission is asked to answer the following:
– Could it clarify how, within the new calendar for the European Semester announced in the communication, it will ensure Parliament’s scrutiny role as established within the European Semester cycle?
– Could it provide an update on the interinstitutional agreement on the European Semester between Parliament, the ECOFIN Council, the Commission and the Eurogroup, as mentioned in the Five Presidents’ Report?
– Could it clarify how it intends to pursue greater democratic legitimacy for the European Semester?
– Could it elaborate on its decision to propose that the Eurogroup president be the representative of the euro area within the International Monetary Fund?