Hearings

A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

Risk Management
CONT

CONT Committee is organising a public hearing entitled 'Implementation of EU funds: towards more effective management and control systems under shared management'. This public hearing will focus on prevention and ex-post tools and on roles of different actors on Member States and EU levels in the response to shortcomings in the shared management. Provisional speakers include representatives from the Commission, the European Court of Auditors, an NGO, and from national authorities.

Hearings  Johannes Hahn (Austria)
CONT BUDG

The Committees on Budgets and Budgetary Control questioned the commissioner-designate on future budget policy and protecting the EU’s financial interests. Political groups’ coordinators and chairs from the two committees will meet within 24 hours to assess the performance of the Austrian Commissioner-designate Hahn.

Union Customs Code Delegated Act
CONT IMCO

On Monday 8 April 2019, the Committees Budgetary Control (CONT) and Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) have jointly organised a public hearing entitled ‘Combatting customs fraud’.

Photo PR: Announcmenent of the Mini-plenary on the 26 March
CONT LIBE

Members of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) and in the Committee for Civil Liberties Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) held a hearing of the three candidates for the position European Chief Prosecutor, selected pursuant to Article 14 of the EPPO Regulation.

MEPs want adequate EU funding to meet new challenges like security and migration and deliver on existing policy aims such as regional development and Erasmus+. © AP images/European Union - EP
CONT

The public hearing focused on the success stories thanks to the EU and its European added value. The hearing was split in three panels: Competitiveness, Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Growth. Experts were invited to take part of these panels.