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Meeting of the Chairpersons of COSAC

21.7. - 22.7.2019

Meeting of the Chairpersons of COSAC

The Chairpersons’ 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 aim of COSAC is to strengthen the role of national parliaments in EU lawmaking.​

The overall theme of the Finnish presidency is “From discussions to solutions”. The presidency hopes that the institutional transition between the European elections and the commencement of the new Commission will be a time for reflection on how to move forward on some contentious issues that have remained unresolved. 

The main political debate at the COSAC chairpersons’ meeting, on the Multiannual Financial Framework, will be held in this spirit. 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.

Key Note Speakers

Ms Tytti Tuppurainen, Minister for European Affairs 

Mr Alain Lamassoure, Former MEP and Former French Minister (CV in French)

​(Draft, 9.7.2019)


Sunday, 21 July

17:15–18:15 Meeting of the Presidential Troika


Monday, 22 July

9:009:15 Opening of the meeting

Welcome address by Ms Tuula Haatainen, Deputy Speaker of Eduskunta

Introductory remarks by Ms Satu Hassi, Chairperson of the Grand Committee of Eduskunta

Adoption of the agenda for the Meeting of the Chairpersons of COSAC

9:15–9:45 Procedural issues and miscellaneous matters

Briefing on the results of the meeting of the Presidential Troika of COSAC

Draft Agenda of the LXII COSAC

Outline of the 32nd Bi-annual Report of COSAC

Co-financing and Appointment of the Permanent Member of the COSAC Secretariat for 2020–2021

Letters received by the Presidency

Procedural issues

Debate

9:45–10:30 Session I: Presentation on the Priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Keynote Speaker: Ms Tytti Tuppurainen, Minister for European Affairs 

Debate

10:30–11:15 Family photo and coffee break

11:15–12:55 Session II: What budget for European policies?

Keynote Speaker: Mr Alain Lamassoure, Former MEP and Former French Minister (CV in French)

Debate

12:55–13:00 Closing remarks by the Chair

Little Parliament

Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki, Finland