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.

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On Wednesday, 30 November, ECON held a public hearing on Public and Private Debt Sustainability in the framework of the review of the fiscal rules.

Sanction

On Tuesday 8 November 2022, from 9:00 to 11:00, the ECON Committee will hold a public hearing on "The economic impact of EU sanctions on Russia and the EU economy".

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On 25 October 2022, from 09:00 to 11:00, the ECON Committee and the FISC Subcommittee hosted a public hearing on "Why Should Young Europeans Care about Finance and Taxation?" in the context of the European Year of Youth 2022.

Taxonomy

On 30 May, 15:45 – 17:45, the joint ECON-ENVI Committee will hold a public hearing on the Commission delegated Regulation amending delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2139 as regards economic activities in certain energy sectors and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2178 as regards specific public disclosures for those economic activities, commonly referred to as the Taxonomy complementary climate delegated act.

Banking regulation

On Thursday, 31 March 2022 from 10.00 to 11.30, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) organised a public hearing on "Basel III – Finalisation Package".

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On Tuesday 22 March 2022, from 16:15 to 18:45, the ECON and LIBE Committees will hold a public hearing on "The New Anti-Money Laundering Package", which encompasses different legislative proposals presented by the Commission on 20 July 2021.

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On Wednesday 1st of December from 10:00 to 12:00, ECON and LIBE Committees will have a joint public hearing on anti-money laundering, with 2 panels.

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In the framework of the European Gender Equality Week, ECON will hold a public hearing on the following: “The consequences of the pandemic on women and how the recovery can be designed to protect women and promote gender equality: Promotion of gender equality, equal opportunities for all and the mainstreaming of those objectives in the RRF/NRPs?”.

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The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs organised a public hearing to acquire expert insight on recent developments in the US in the field of banking and financial services and on prospects of future cooperation in this field, including in the context of international institutions and fora.

Financial services

On Thursday 1 July, 13.45-15.45, the Members of AIDA Special Committee and of ECON Committee will hold a joint hearing on AI and Financial Services. In the two panels representatives from the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the European Supervisory Authorities and from the private sector and from civil society will share their views on the potential and limits of AI use in financial services, and on how to mitigate potential negative side-effects.

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On 26 May, from 16:45 to 18:45, the Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) organised jointly a public hearing on Sustainable Finance.

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On 23 March 2021 from 13:45 to 15:45, the Committees on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Legal Affairs (JURI) organised jointly a public hearing on "Wirecard – Lessons learnt".