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Klaus Welle

25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union the agenda has to be newly defined. New challenges for the European Union have to be mastered both internally and externally.


‘Are the European Union and the United States becoming similar?’ – with this uneasy question and with an auditorium filled in with interested students as well as a number of excellent panellists of the LUISS School of Government, Secretary-General Klaus Welle has been confronted in Rome.


On 5th and 6th February one hundred undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the USA gathered at the Yale School of Management to address some of the major challenges confronting the European Union during the European Student Conference (ESC2016). Klaus Welle was among the key speakers of that event. Please find the speech he delivered.

Study conducted by the European Parliamentary Research Service (DG EPRS)

This paper offers a series of provisional estimations of the potential gains to the European Union economy over time from pursuing the ten-point plan presented by Jean-Claude Juncker to the European Parliament before he was elected President of the European Commission in July 2014.

Study: 'Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014-19' - 3rd edtion

After conducting additional research this is a further update of the paper firstly published in March 2014. It is intended as a contribution to the growing discussion about the European Union’s policy priorities for the coming five-year institutional cycle, from 2014 to 2019.

‘Hundred Steps Forward’ – the European Parliament and the upgrading of European democracy since the Lisbon Treaty

Cette publication regroupe pour la première fois des dossiers qui décrivent les réalisations du Parlement européen, dans les domaines les plus divers, depuis l'adoption du traité de Lisbonne; les documents proviennent des secrétariats des commissions et des départements thématiques, du service de recherche parlementaire nouvellement créé (DG EPRS), des services de la direction générale de la communication ainsi que du cabinet du secrétaire général.

L'étude "Évaluer le coût de la non-Europe, 2014-2019"

Cette étude fait le point sur les travaux en cours dans le cadre d'un projet de longue durée entrepris par l'unité Valeur ajoutée européenne du Parlement européen, en collaboration avec le cabinet du secrétaire général et l'unité Assistance à la gouvernance économique, en vue de déterminer et d'analyser le "coût de la non-Europe" dans certains domaines d'action.


Klaus Welle delivered a key-note speech at the conference of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Eurochambres) ‘What next for Better Law-Making in Europe? Getting the Quality and Quantity Right’. “For us, 'better legislation' should be the equivalent to 'total quality management', a concept originally coming from Toyota” began his address Secretary-General of the European Parliament.


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.

 (Brussels, CEPS ).

Klaus Welle addressed think tankers, scholars and officials at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) lunch talk after the recent publication of his final report Preparing for Complexity - European Parliament in 2025 - Going global, going local, going digital.

Se préparer à la complexité – Le Parlement européen en 2025 – un avenir mondial, local et numérique

Le 9 avril 2013, Klaus Welle, Secrétaire général du Parlement européen, a présenté au Président et au Bureau du Parlement européen son rapport final rédigé à l'issue de la réflexion sur le thème Se préparer à la complexité – Le Parlement européen en 2025.

Preparing for Complexity - European Parliament in 2025 - The Issues & The Answers

The present synthesis presented to the President and the Bureau is the result of an unprecedented collective brainstorming exercise involving all DGs of the European Parliament. Its aim was to identify structural changes to be initiated in order to prepare the European Parliament for a much more complex and challenging environment in the years to come.


À la demande du groupe de travail mixte du Bureau et de la commission des budgets du PE sur le budget du Parlement européen, le Parlement européen a réalisé des études comparatives avec le Congrès des États-Unis et des parlements nationaux, à savoir l'Assemblée Nationale française, le Bundestag allemand, la Chambre des Députés italienne et la Chambre des Communes britannique. Le présent résumé expose les principaux enseignements tirés des études.

L'étude comparative: "Construire une démocratie - Congrès des États-Unis & Parlement européen - Fonctions et dépenses à l’échelle d’un continent"

Le groupe de travail commun du Bureau et de la commission des budgets sur le budget du Parlement européen a chargé le Secrétaire général de lui fournir une comparaison entre le Parlement européen et son homologue américain dans le domaine du budget et des fonctions.

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The Secretary-General gave a speech at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on the invitation of Daniel S. Hamilton, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University. Klaus Welle emphasised the rapid leap forward of economic integration in Europe, as a response to the crisis. He stressed the need to strengthen ties with the US in parallel in order to set global standards through regulatory and legislative cooperation.

 (Strasbourg, ENA ).

Klaus Welle, le Secrétaire général du Parlement Européen, a été invité par l'Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA) à Strasbourg à rencontrer les étudiants du cycle européen au commencement de leur formation. Le Secrétaire général a prononcé un discours portant sur différents aspects des évolutions institutionnelles récentes de l'Union européenne. Il a répondu aux questions posées dans le cadre d'une discussion animée.

 (Strasbourg ).

Klaus Welle gave the introduction of the joint seminar between three Directorates General: DG IPOL, DG EXPO, DG COMM on communication improvement, insisting on the fact that communication cannot be separated from legislation. The seminar took place in Strasbourg.

 (European Parliament, Brussels ).

Over thirty rectors and heads of interpretation institutes from within and outside the EU participated in the 2nd Rectors' Conference at the invitation of the European Parliament on 18 and 19 October 2012 in Brussels. The conference theme was "New technologies and education for multilingualism going global". In his opening speech, Secretary-General Klaus Welle gave the participants ten good reasons why they should send their best and brightest to work in the European Parliament.

 (Frankfurt/Main ).

On 28 September, upon invitation of Mr. Christian Thimann, Counsellor to the ECB President and Counsel Coordinator to the Executive Board, Klaus Welle spoke on Democratic Scrutiny in the new Eurozone architecture during an in-house Seminar organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

 (Passau ).

Klaus Welle addressed 400 international scholars gathered in Passau University (Germany) for the 42nd Annual Conference of the UACES - University Association for Contemporary European Studies (London) held on 3-5 September about the evolution of the institutional setting of the European Union and the present challenges for democracy at European level. The UACES established in 1969 is considered the reference association for research and teaching on Contemporary European Affairs. It publishes the Journal of Common Market Studies, one of the most prestigious in this field.

Klaus Welle

Multi-polarity in the globalised world with multi-level governance and multiplication of global players interacting with lawmakers, as well as new technologies that are constantly accelerating change, all constitute elements directly and indirectly affecting the European Parliament. This growing complexity can be a frightening prospect for some organisations, but not for a multifaceted organisation such as the European Parliament which is actively involved in all kinds of networks and is open to experiment. Collectively, management must think beyond daily challenges and plan in terms of structures that will last for ten to fifteen years.

 (Brussels  ).

Asking questions about the future of the European Parliament and debating about the answers: How do we organise Europe to be one pole of the world? What is the role of the European Parliament in the institutional system? How is the European system evolving? What are the consequences for having the European Parliament as an organisation?


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