On 9 January 2014, the European Parliamentary Research Service EPRS Annual Meeting (EPRS - European Parliamentary Research Service) was addressed by Klaus Welle, the Secretary-General. DG EPRS will allow the Parliament to build up its in-house expertise explained Klaus Welle.
Klaus Welle, Secretary-General updated the Bureau of the European Parliament on the One-Stop-Shop for the Members. The One-Stop-Shop is a concept which main objective is to provide administrative and support assistance to the Members of the European Parliament at one location. The new service shall gradually function by beginning-2014 and to be fully operational after the European elections in 2014.
The special website for the 2014 European elections has been online in the 24 EU official languages.
At the enlarged policy management team meeting (14 November 2014), Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament, commented on the purpose of the new Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Service, which was created by a decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament taken on 20 May 2013. Anthony Teasdale has been appointed the first Director-General of the Parliamentary Research Service.
From 9 to 11 May 2014, the European Parliament will open its doors to 5000 young people from across Europe. We will provide them with a unique forum by staging the "European Youth Event 2014" - or in short, the EYE 2014.
Klaus Welle pays tribute to Christian Pennera, the European Parliament Jurisconsult and Head of the Legal Service on the occasion of his retirement.
Secretary-General Klaus Welle took part in a working seminar with officials of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt. On this occasion Mr Welle addressed the staffers from the ECB on on-going issues concerning further economic, political and administrative developments in the European Union in connection to the questions of democratic scrutiny in the framework of the arising Banking Union.
Klaus Welle addressed researchers, think tankers, scholars and officials at the seminar organised by RAND Europe in the framework of research work conducted for the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS). The ESPAS will publish next year a report on global trends as a result of work of researchers and policy analysts from the different EU institutions having joined forces for the first time.
The EP Secretary-General Klaus Welle gave a keynote speech at a recent seminar in the framework of ESPAS, organised by RAND, on global societal changes. Focussing on changes imminent for the European Parliament, Klaus Welle expects major developments for Parliament representing the Europe of Citizens in the areas of getting the European executive into place, improving European legislation and extending democratic scrutiny.
In an official ceremony on Monday, 9 September 2013, the foundation stone for the new Konrad Adenauer Building (KAD) in Luxembourg was laid by European Parliament Vice-President Alejo Vidal-Quadras and Claude Wiseler, Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Secretary-General is Parliament's most senior official. As his title implies. he heads the Secretariat. The Bureau decides the Secretariat's membership and organisation. The Secretary-General is responsible for Parliament's administration. He is appointed by the Bureau under Rule 207 of the Rules of Procedure.
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