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ECON committee meetings

12-01-2021 - 10:15
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 Monday 25 January 2021.

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22-01-2021 - 10:33

On Monday 25 January, 13:45 – 14:45, ECON Members will hold their first Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with Paschal Donohoe, President of the Eurogroup since his election in July 2020. The last dialogue with previous Eurogroup President Mário Centeno took place on 21 April 2020 in the ECON Committee.

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22-01-2021 - 10:13

On 25 January 2021 at 17.45, the ECOFIN Chair and Minister of State for Finance of Portugal João Leão will have a one-hour economic dialogue and exchange of views with ECON Members, highlighting the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency. His introductory statement will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

Building icon with inscription ECB and flag of The European Union over financial background.
21-01-2021 - 15:33

The Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB is to be chosen from among the members of the Executive Board of the ECB. The term of Mr Mersch as Vice-Chair ended in December 2020. The ECB proposed Mr Frank Elderson for the appointment as Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board.

Following the resignation of Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has reshuffled her team. MEPs held two extraordinary hearings for the posts of Trade and Finance. Mairead McGuinness, who served as Parliament's first vice-president was questioned by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee for the finance portfolio. Parliament will have the final say on her appointment.
20-01-2021 - 09:51

Mairead McGuinness will appear before ECON on Monday, 25 January, 16:45 – 17:45, in her first structured dialogue since her appointment as Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union in October 2020.

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11-01-2021 - 12:23

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.

Brexit concept image: flags of UK and EU combined over a photo of London
11-01-2021 - 10:17

On Monday, 11 January 2021, 16:45 – 18:00 hrs, an exchange of views will take place in ECON with representatives of the European Commission's Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UKTF), following the Agreement of 24th December 2020.

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06-01-2021 - 17:25

On the 11th of January, Members of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) will vote on the provisional agreements resulting from interinstitutional negotiations on key programmes of the EU long term budget: the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the InvestEU Programme, and the Technical Support Instrument.