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Helsinki, 31 January 2014 – Parliamentarism in European Economic Governance
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Valentin Kreilinger, Research Fellow, speaks at the seminar on "Parliamentarism in European Economic Governance" organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) on 31 January 2014.

Valentin Kreilinger, Research Fellow Politics and Institutions at Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute,

speaks at the seminar on “Parliamentarism in European Economic Governance” organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) and the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN) in Helsinki on 31 January 2014.

The approaching elections for European

Parliament will be undoubtedly shaped by the ongoing financial and economic crisis

that affects a significant part of European electorate. Even if the competences in the economic

policies are still largely in the hands of national governments and

parliaments, the recent changes in the European economic governance suggest

that the marco-economic policy choices will feature high on the election

agendas and debates. For the first time the outcome of the election might

determine who will lead the European Commission for the upcoming years.

Meanwhile, the parliament’s role in the new system of European Economic

Governance is still in development. Relatedly, populist and Eurosceptic

political movements with diverse political agendas have advanced in many member

states and will shape the election. What

will be the main themes of the elections? What kind of parliament is currently

in the making? And what will the implications of the elections on the EU

political system and its policies?

For more information, see the programme and the websites of FIIA and EPIN.