The first inter-parliamentary event of the Finnish Presidency will be the Meeting of the Chairpersons of COSAC on July 21–22.
The meeting brings together the chairpersons of the European Affairs Committees of the national Parliaments of the Member States and representatives of the European Parliament.
The main political debate at the COSAC chairpersons’ meeting will be on the Multiannual Financial Framework. After a keynote address by Mr. Alain Lamassoure, former French minister and former MEP, participants are invited to give their views on how to find common ground, and an MFF that all member states can accept.
For more information and Monday's live webcast from the meeting, visit the event page on parleu2019.fi.
Conferences organised by Eduskunta during EU presidency (Helsinki)
21–22 July 2019Meeting of the Chairpersons of COSAC
4–6 September 2019Inter-parliamentary Conference for the CFSP/CSDP
8–9 September 2019Inter-parliamentary Conference on Asylum and Immigration Issues
30 September–1 October 2019Article 13 Conference
6–7 October 2019Inter-parliamentary Conference on Climate Change
27–28 October 2019 Meeting of Agriculture Committees of EU Parliaments
1–3 December 2019Plenary Meeting of the LXII COSAC
In addition, Eduskunta will organise the Meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group (JPSG) on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) in Brussels in cooperation with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) 23-24 September 2019.
After the presidency, the Parliament will organise the Meeting of the Secretaries General of the European Union Parliaments 26-27 January 2020 and the EU Speakers Conference in May 2020.