European Parliamentary Week 2023, 27-28 February 2023, Brussels

In the context of the economic and budgetary policies scrutiny, the European Parliament together with the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU organised the European Parliamentary Week 2023, on 27 and 28 February 2023 in the European Parliament in Brussels.

The European Parliamentary Week 2023 brought together Parliamentarians from the European Union, candidate and observer countries to discuss economic, budgetary and social matters. It consisted of the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union and the European Semester Conference.

The European Parliament and the Swedish Riksdag co-organised the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union [Article 13 Conference of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (Fiscal Compact)]. The Conference provided a framework for debate and exchange of information and best practices in implementing the provisions of the Treaty and aimed to strengthen cooperation between national Parliaments and the European Parliament. The Conference also contributed to ensuring democratic accountability in the area of economic governance and budgetary policy in the EU, particularly in the European Monetary Union, taking into account the social dimension and without prejudice to the competences of national Parliaments and the European Parliament.

The European Semester Conference provides an opportunity to exchange information on best practices in implementing the Semester cycles, and to strengthen cooperation in order to scrutinise the actions of the executives at national and European levels within the framework of the European Semester.