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The role and place of Parliaments in a genuine Economic and Monetary Union

We publish this synthesis of the seminar organised with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) on “The role and place of Parliaments in the coordination of budgetary and economic policies”.

of the meeting of Speakers of Parliaments in Nicosia from 21 to 23 April 2013, Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute publishes
this synthesis of an expert seminar organised together with the Foundation for
European Progressive Studies (FEPS) on the topic “The Role of Parliaments in
the Coordination of Budgetary and Economic Policies” in which 30 experts and
decision makers from the European and the national level participated in
Brussels on 25 March 2013.

Christian Deubner, Scientific Counsellor to FEPS, and Valentin Kreilinger, Research Fellow at Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, summarise the four sessions of the seminar:

1. The political and legal landscape of budgetary and economic policy coordination
2. Fences and borders within the EU: What are the
consequences of differentiated integration?

3. Bridges between parliaments: Under what conditions
can multi-parliamentary cooperation provide an added value?

4. Junctions in national policy processes: How much
similarity is necessary and possible?

The event was concluded by Yves Bertoncini, Director of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute. The tribune “The parliaments of the EU
and the governance of the EMU” that is inspired from these concluding remarks can be found here.