Hoorzittingen

Een commissie kan een hoorzitting met deskundigen beleggen wanneer zij deze noodzakelijk acht om een bepaalde zaak naar behoren te kunnen afhandelen. Hoorzittingen kunnen ook gezamenlijk door twee of meer commissies worden gehouden. De meeste commissies houden regelmatig hoorzittingen om deskundigen te horen en over kernzaken te kunnen discussiëren. Op deze pagina staat alle beschikbare informatie over de hoorzittingen van de commissies, inclusief programma''s en bijdragen van de sprekers.

The INGE Committee focused on this meeting on political party and financing, how can be made more transparent and what rules can the EU implement. The hearing was held in association with the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and the Delegation for the relations with Australia and New Zealand

Article 50 TEU is the 'exit-clause' which sets out the conditions and procedure to be followed, in the case of the withdrawal of a Member State from the EU. The UK's departure from the Union was the first time that Article 50 TEU was ever applied. It is against this background that AFCO's hearing will provide an opportunity to reflect on how the provisions were interpreted and applied.

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 see a keynote speech by Mr. Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice and the participation of the office of the European Ombudsman, as well as representatives from various NGOs.

On 24 September 2020, the Committee on Constitutional Affairs will hold a public remote hearing on the 'Transnational lists and the Spitzenkandidaten principle', bringing together both internal and external experts who will discuss with AFCO Members the issues of transnational lists and the lead candidates system, based on lessons to be drawn from the last European elections and following inter-institutional nominations’ cycle.

On 14 July 2020, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Constitutional Affairs held a public remote hearing on the Consequences of the Judgment of 5 May 2020 of the Second Senate of the German Constitutional Court.

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs organised a public hearing entitled “Lessons to be drawn from the 2019 elections and proposals in view of the debate concerning the Future of Europe”, which took place on 4 December 2019, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

On 18 March 2019, AFCO organised a public hearing on "European Parliamentary Elections, European Parties, European Voters". Three experts were invited: - Ms Claire McGing, Maynooth University - Dr. Marina Costa Lobo, University of Lisbon - Prof. Juan Rodríguez Teruel, University of Valencia - as well as representatives of the Commission and Parliament dealing with communication campaigns.

During the AFCO meeting of 7 March, the public hearing 'Constitutionalism in the European Union and the constitutional interaction between the West and East of Europe' took place.