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 Tuesday 28 November 2023, from 14:30 to 16:30, the ECON Committee held a public hearing on the Digital Euro. This public hearing took place in light of the legislative proposal on the establishment of a digital euro put forward by the European Commission on 28 June 2023 as part of the Single Currency Package, which also includes a proposal on the legal tender of euro cash.

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On Tuesday, 24 October 2023, the ECON and FEMM Committees jointly organised a high-level event on “Women in Economics and Finance: Debate on the next challenges in the EU” in the context of the 2023 European Gender Equality Week.

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On 26 April 2023, the Commission presented legislative proposals to implement a comprehensive reform of the EU’s economic governance rules. The central objective of these proposals is to strengthen public debt sustainability while promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in Member States through reforms and investment. The ECON Committee is now assessing the proposals by the Commission and working on its reports.

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On 24 May 2023, the Commission adopted in the framework of its Retail Investment Strategy a proposal on retail investor protection rules and a second proposal modernising the PRIIPs key information document.

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On Tuesday 30 May 2023, from 14:30 to 16:30, the ECON Committee held a public hearing on " EU Listing Act: Is the EU Listings Regime fit for purpose?".

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On Monday 27 March 2023, from 16:30 to 18:30, the ECON Committee held a follow-up public hearing on "Energy derivatives markets, oversight challenges related to market integrity and financial stability risks". This public hearing contributed to understanding the current situation regarding the energy derivatives markets and potential actions needed at Union level to contain financial stability risks.

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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.


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.


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.

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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.