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Better lawmaking: European Parliament, Commission and Council to Jointly Monitor 2017 Priority Files

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Internal Policies and EU Institutions

European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, on Wednesday hosted the first presidential meeting, in the presence of President Jean-Claude Juncker and Malta's Vice- Prime Minister, Louis Grech, aiming at jointly monitoring the progress on the 2017 interinstitutional legislative priorities agreed last December.

The three leaders reiterated their commitment to delivering results where they are most needed and held a broad discussion on the various key files included in the joint declaration, under the following headlines:

  • Giving a new boost to jobs, growth and investment,
  • Addressing the social dimension of the European Union,
  • Better protecting the security of citizens,
  • Reforming and developing our migration policy in a spirit of responsibility and solidarity,
  • Delivering on our commitment to implementing a connected digital single market,
  • Delivering on our objective of an ambitious Energy Union and a forward-looking climate change policy.

On 14 March, President Antonio Tajani attended Parliament's Conference of Committee Chairs meeting and listened carefully to the views of the Parliament’s committees before engaging in the monitoring exercise on key EU files with President Juncker and Vice-Prime Minister Grech.



Demonstrating the institutions' common will to deliver to the benefit of EU citizens, a joint declaration on interinstitutional programming was agreed to for the first time for 2017 last December, following the entry into force of the interinstitutional agreement on better lawmaking in April 2016.

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