Responding to the different types of EU policies and their relevant decision-making processes, inter-parliamentary meetings are proposed at two different levels:Joint Parliamentary Meetings & Joint Committee Meetings.
Joint Parliamentary Meetings are co-chaired by the president of the Parliament and the president of the National Parliament representing the parliament of the EU Presidency. These meetings are also jointly organised and all matters coordinated between the EP and the National Parliament of the EU Presidency. Particular emphasis and priority is given to policy issues where the EU at present does not legislate, but nevertheless takes important decisions. The common foreign, defence and security policy, the macro-economic and monetary policy coordination and areas of freedom, security and justice, climate change, cover such issues.
The aim of the Parliamentary Meetings is not to arrive at common positions between the representatives of National Parliaments and the EP, but to establish better parliamentary oversight and control with intergovernmental and non-legislative decisions taken at the EU level. They seek also to be a parliamentary input for the European Council meetings.
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