Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will open the Plenary COSAC with a speech looking back on the Dutch EU Presidency, followed by a Q&A session. Five sessions concerning specific topics are also on the agenda. The first session will focus on the exchange of national parliaments’ best practices in parliamentary scrutiny. The second session will focus on the Rule of Law. European Commissioner and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans has been invited to attend these two session. The third session will examine the parliamentary diplomacy.
On Tuesday 14 June, Alex Brenninkmeijer will speak in the fourth session on behalf of the European Court of Auditors about the manner in which parliaments in the European Union examine reports from the Court of Auditors. In the fifth session the migration issue will be discussed. The Plenary COSAC meeting will end with the acceptance of contributions and conclusions, as is customary.