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Next AFCO Committee Meeting - 2 and 3 December 2020

20-11-2020 - 08:51

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 AFCO Committee meeting will take place on 2 and 3 December 2020.


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09-11-2020 - 09:07

On 29 October 2020, a hearing on Union Citizenship will be jointly organised by the European Parliament (JURI, LIBE, AFCO and PETI Committees) and the European Commission. The hearing will include intervention Mr. Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice and the participation of Ms. Emily O’Reilly, the European Ombudsman, as well as representatives from various NGOs.

Woman putting a ballot into a voting box with European Union flag in background
27-10-2020 - 11:08

AFCO will vote on the draft report on stocktaking of European elections. The draft report aims at examining the impact of the 2019 European elections, and how they reflected the goals of the reform initiated by Parliament in 2015, including, among others, enhancing the democratic dimension of the European elections, reinforcing European citizenship, improving the functioning of the Parliament and the governance of the Union.

27-10-2020 - 11:07

The draft opinion looks at the problem of the correct application of the EU law in years 2017-2018 from a broader institutional perspective, providing ideas for improvements at all stages of the EU decision making process starting form the drafting phase and ending with transposition and implementation, as well as analysing the role of different actors, including national parliaments, civil society organisations and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

mass of people in shape of an arrow
27-10-2020 - 11:06

In February of this year the AFCO committee requested authorisation for an INI report on "Citizens’ initiatives and Citizens’ participation in EU decision-making" and will hold a first exchange about this report.