MEPs to debate Europe's economic priorities
MEPs will debate European economic priorities with the commissioners for the euro, employment and internal market, and the Latvian Presidency on Wednesday morning. They are likely to support the Commission's three-pillar approach for growth and recovery, based on investment, structural reforms and growth-friendly fiscal consolidation.
The Commission is represented by Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen and Elżbieta Bieńkowska, commissioners for the euro, employment and internal market, respectively.
They will also push for more involvement of national parliaments in the European Semester talks and better follow-up and more national ownership of the country-specific recommendations, of which only 9% were implemented in 2013. Moreover, they will put forward recommendations for making Europe more competitive and resilient in order to withstand future crises, inter alia by working towards integrated capital markets, fighting tax fraud and evasion, completing the EU's internal energy market and making labour markets more efficient.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
2014/2222(INI) - employment and social aspects
2014/2212(INI) - Single market governance
Debate/vote: Wednesday, 11 March