Chair of the European Union Affairs Committee discusses topical EU issues with colleagues in Zagreb
Chair of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Anneli Ott participates in the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) held in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The meeting focuses on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and on bringing Europe closer to citizens.
“Now that the new European Commission has been in office for some months, it is time to discuss with the representatives of all member states how the national parliaments can contribute to bringing the European Union issues closer to citizens,” Ott said.
The Chairpersons of the European Union affairs committees of the national parliaments will hold two panel discussions today. The first discussion will focus on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency. Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković will deliver the opening speech of the panel. Croatia has promised to deal with the strengthening of the digitalisation agenda and the competitiveness of European industry and small and medium enterprises during its Presidency period.
The second panel will be opened by Vice-President of the European Commission Dubravka Šuica, who is in charge of democracy and demography. Mairead McGuinness, First Vice-President of the European Parliament in charge of relations with the National Parliaments, is the keynote speaker at the session.
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