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ECON committee meetings

19-11-2020 - 14:52
In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through webstreaming.

Following these decisions, the next ECON Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 2 December 2020.


Monthly Highlight October 2020
26-11-2020 - 12:39

On 2 December 2020, 16.45 – 17.45, Athanasios Orphanides will present the study on "Options for the ECB’s Monetary Policy Strategy Review" to ECON Members. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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24-11-2020 - 09:22

On 2 December 2020 from 13:45 to 15:45 the ECON Committee will organise a public hearing on "Improving the Accountability of the European Central Bank".

Image with a Covid tissue mask, placed on a EU flag
23-11-2020 - 10:02

The spread of the COVID-19 virus represents a dramatic risk for the health and lives of our citizens but will also lead to unprecedented shocks for the economy and employment in Europe. The COVID-19 outbreak requires rapid responses from Member States and immediate and innovative joint action of the European institutions and Member States to counter another deep and protracted economic crisis in the aftermath of the health pandemic.

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19-11-2020 - 18:13

The results of the votes on the amendments, on the text as amended and on the decision to enter interinstitutionoal negotiations are available in the attachments below.

Next ECB president: ECON hearing with Christine Lagarde
19-11-2020 - 12:15

On 19 November, from 09:00 to 11:00, the ECON Committee held a Monetary Dialogue with the President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde. This was the fourth Monetary Dialogue in 2020.

Woman putting a ballot into a voting box with European Union flag in background
10-11-2020 - 16:01

The results of the votes by secret ballot on the appointments to the ECB Executive Board and to ESGAB are available in the attachments below.

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09-11-2020 - 18:59

On Monday 9 November, from 17.45 to 18.30, ECON held a public hearing with Aurel Schubert, candidate proposed by Council for the position of Chairperson of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB), created by Decision 235/2008/EC.

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09-11-2020 - 17:57

The term of Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, ends on 14 December 2020. In accordance with Article 283 TFEU the European Council has consulted Parliament on the Council recommendation to appoint Frank Elderson as a member of the Executive Board of the ECB.