European Parliamentary Week on the European Semester for Economic Policy Coordination: extracts from opening address by Alain LAMASSOURE and introductory remarks by Janusz LEWANDOWSKI
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Event date 29/01/2013
Short description 2-day long joint conference together with the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Committee on Budgets in Brussels. Statements by: - Alain LAMASSOURE (EPP, FR), Chair of the EP Committee on Budgets - Janusz LEWANDOWSKI, Member of the EC in charge of Budget and Financial Programming - Ciaran Lynch, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reforms of the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) - Anne Jensen (ALDE, DK - Eduardo CABRITA, President of the Committee on Budget, Finance and Public Administration of the Portuguese Parliament
Duration 04:41
Reference 90173
Background MEPs and their counterparts from national parliaments discuss in Brussels how to get the EU and member states to cooperate better on economic issues. The European Semester is the name given to the annual cycle of economic policy coordination that aims to bring member states' economic policies closer together. For a long time MEPs have argued that parliaments need to be more involved to ensure democratic legitimacy and trust in the process.

The European Semester

The European Semester was introduced in 2011 as a response to the crisis. Every year the Commission publishes its annual growth survey, which sets out priorities and identifies countries at risk. Member states are then asked to endorse the priorities at the Council's spring summit.

Read more: European Semester: MEPs debate with national parliaments how to improve economic collaboration
Production format Pre-edited
Format 16:9
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