Category Archives: Program NL meeting 1

European priorities for 2016 and beyond

Two short introductions will be followed by a plenary debate, as a contribution to the 2016 parliamentary priorities which are gathered and sent to European Commission.

  • Key focus of the 2016 European Commission work programme
    Speaker: European Commission Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, Ms Kristalina Georgieva
  • The Dutch 2016 EU Presidency
    Speaker: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Bert Koenders
  • Questions and debate

Organisation and co-operation of parliamentary scrutiny on the basis of a case study focussing on Europol

Key question: How do parliaments scrutinize documents and decisions in practice? How do European Affairs committees and standing committees exchange and cooperate? How are contacts with the European Parliament organised?

  • Introduction by moderator: Mr Tom de Bruijn, former Ambassador of the Netherlands to the European Union from 2003 to 2011
  • Contribution of two representatives of national parliaments, questioned by the moderator
  • Debate moderated by the moderator