Debate about the Conference on the Future of Europe
26-09-2019 – 17:13
One of the most prominent proposals of the President-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, concerned organisation of a “Conference on the Future of Europe”. The conference is expected to tackle number of important constitutional and political issues with which the AFCO committee has been working extensively in the previous parliamentary term.
Debate about the latest developments on Brexit
26-09-2019 – 17:12
September has been rich on political developments surrounding the process of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. On 25th September in its afternoon session, AFCO held an exchange about the state of play of the Brexit.
First meeting of the Committee coordinators
04-09-2019 – 14:46
On Tuesday morning of 3 September 2019, ahead of the Committee’s first working meeting, the AFCO Committee coordinators held their first exchange of views (in camera) in order to decide about the tentative organisation of the committee’s activities and working methods.
AFCO Opinion on the General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2020
04-09-2019 – 14:45
On 3 September 2019, AFCO Members voted for the committee’s position on the general EU budget for the upcoming year. The draft opinion and the amendments submitted by the Members focus in particular on the importance to ensure robust funding for the EU communication activities, in order to enhance the dialogue with the citizens and contribute to the fight against disinformation.
ECI – Delegated Regulation – Number of signatories per Member State
04-09-2019 – 14:44
At their meeting of 3rd September 2019 in the afternoon, the Members of the committee considered the delegated regulation aiming at amending the Annex I of the Regulation (EU) 2019/788 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European citizens’ initiative. Its objective is to adapt this recently adopted regulation to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and resulting modified composition of the European Parliament.
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Welcome to the webpages of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), which oversees the institutional aspects of the European integration process, in particular the implementation and, if necessary, modification of the Treaties. AFCO is also the committee responsible for matters relating to the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure.
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Often perceived as being too abstract, issues concerning the Union’s decision-making institutions and mechanisms are in fact fundamental to efforts to achieve the political objectives supported by EU citizens. During this parliamentary term, our committee will focus on making the EU more efficient, democratic and transparent, and bringing it closer to EU citizens.
For example, we will campaign to have Parliament’s right of legislative initiative placed on a formal footing and to secure real powers for its committees of inquiry. Issues such as European electoral law, the statute for European political parties, the European Citizens’ Initiative and the register of lobbyists will also be central to our work.
The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union will be a further key matter of concern. AFCO will work to safeguard the interests of the Union as a whole and protect the rights of all EU citizens resident in the United Kingdom and all UK citizens resident in the European Union.